Derek Hough Originally Turned Down 'Dancing with the Stars' Offer!

Derek Hough Originally Turned Down 'Dancing with the Stars' Offer!

Derek Hough suits up for the Television Academy’s Directors Peer Group Celebrates the 66th Emmy Awards Outstanding Choreography Nominees at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre on unday (August 10) in North Hollywood, Calif.

The 29-year-old dancer opens up about how he got the Dancing with the Stars gig in his new book “Taking the Lead: Lessons From a Life in Motion.”

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“It was a blast—especially being with Julianne [Hough] again—and when we wrapped, I headed back to England,” Derek writes (via Parade). “Julianne was offered a spot as one of the pros on Dancing With the Stars Season 4. I wound up going to L.A. to do a guest spot with her: we did a groovy little number in week 6 to Joss Stone singing ‘Super Duper Love.’ We choreographed it in a few hours and it was the first time we really danced together.”

He continued, “After the show, one of the producers, Rob Wade, came up to me backstage. ‘Hey, Derek. Great job. You have any interest in joining us next season?’ I didn’t even need a minute to think it over. ‘Nope,’ I replied. ‘Thanks, but it’s not really what I want to do.’”

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