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'So You Think You Can Dance' Co-Creator Nigel Lythgoe Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — "So You Think You Can Dance" co-creator Nigel Lythgoe received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday in the first outdoor star ceremony since March 3, 2020.

"I am so proud and honored that the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is awarding me a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame," Lythgoe said in a video posted to Twitter.

Lythgoe was presented by his friend Priscilla Presley and his sons Kris and Simon at the 11:30 a.m. ceremony outside the W Hollywood Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard.

Lionel Richie, Mary Murphy, and Finola Hughes were also in attendance.

The ceremony was streamed on the Walk of Fame's website,

Lythgoe was approved to receive his star in 2019and it was scheduled to be unveiled in April 2020, but the ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Friday also marked Lythgoe's 72nd birthday.

The star is the 2,697th since the completion of the Walk of Fame in 1961 with the first 1,558 stars.

(© Copyright 2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

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