The Hairspray Live! actor is hanging up his dancing shoes for the judges table on a new competition show on NBC.
“It’s been a part of my life for so long…My reason for not returning is when I look at that room, I kind of feel like I’ve done what I can in that room and in that space. I’ve accomplished so much in that space. I feel like I need to move onto a different space,” he shared.
However, Derek has also said he wouldn’t return a few seasons back and he did! So, you never know.
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