So You Think You Can Dance – Jessica King Injured – Comfort Fedoke Takes Her Place

Sorrow! For you Jessica King fans–or for those folks who were just happy that Comfort Fedoke was finally eliminated. I just saw this little item over at

Less than a week after claiming a spot in the “So You Think You Can Dance” Top 10, hoofer Jessica King has exited the competition following an injury.

King will be replaced by Comfort Fedoke, the season’s most recently eliminated female contestant.

“I would like to say how sorry I am that Jessica cannot continue dancing in the competition at the advice of her doctor, ” series producer and judge Nigel Lythgoe says in a statement. “Her full recovery is paramount and will only come with rest. We are fortunate that Comfort has agreed to rejoin the competition and know that under the circumstances she has Jessica’s full support.”

Nigel Lythgoe made the announcement at this morning’s Television Critics Association Press Tour session at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. He would not release the specifics of Jessica’s injury, just that the injury would take up to 5 weeks to heal.

Jessica had been paired up with William Wingfield in the competition. However, this week, the pairs break up, and eliminated contestants will be determined solely by viewer votes.

Buh bye all over again, Comfort!

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