The Seven Network has dumped Dancing with the Stars judge Mark Wilson, and will reportedly fill the vacant seat with a younger female.
The move comes as Seven attempts to revitalise the long-running reality series, which is about to enter its eleventh season.
Wilson, who has been with the series since its inception in 2004, was told yesterday afternoon that he was being dropped from the series, the Herald Sun reports.
"I've had a fabulous, fabulous time on the show," Wilson said.
"I understand that TV shows have to evolve and I support the decision to recast the judging panel. It's a great opportunity for the show."
The flamboyant judge will reportedly be replaced by a younger, "feisty" female on the programme's panel.
The dumping mirrors that of the show's original fourth judge Paul Mercurio, who was dropped from the panel in 2008.
Todd McKenney and Helen Richey will return as judges on the reality series, which is due to return to Seven next month. The programme remains a reliable ratings performer for Seven, although its audience figures have dropped well below its 2006 heights.
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