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Fox: 'So You Think You Can Dance' dancer was wearing dance gear

By Christopher Rocchio, 10/01/2009 

Although it may appear otherwise, Fox says that the So You Think You Can Dance sixth-season hopeful who seemed to momentarily expose her private parts to the show's cameras during Tuesday night's episode was actually wearing underwear.

"The footage in [Tuesday] night's So You Think You Can Dance was reviewed thoroughly by the network's Broadcast Standards & Practices prior to air and it was separately confirmed with the dancer that she was wearing flesh-toned dance gear," a Fox spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter in a Wednesday statement.

The incident occurred after the hopeful -- who wasn't spotlighted in the broadcast and can only currently be identified by her #22036 audition tag -- learned she would be advancing to the "Las Vegas Round" at the end of Day 1 of the sixth-season Atlanta auditions, which took place this summer.

She jumped into the air and rolled on the ground upon learning she had made it to the next round and appeared to have exposed her private parts due to a lack of underwear.

So You Think You Can Dance co-creator and lead judge Nigel Lythgoe initially expressed surprise on Wednesday afternoon when he told TMZ "none of us knew she did this" and that "the show was always designed to expose talent, but not in this way."

However he has since changed his tune and is now "shocked" anyone could have come to the conclusion his own prior comments had supported.

"I am shocked that people think that poor dancer was not wearing panties," he wrote on his Twitter account on Wednesday night.  "The show is about exposing talent, nothing else."

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