Julianne and Derek Hough are both returning to Dancing With The Stars!
The brother and sister dancers will be heading back to the ballroom for the show’s 23rd season — him as a pro again and her back on the judge’s panel, according to EOnline.
“It frees me up to do some other things too, so it’s kind of fun,” Derek shared with E!, after the Singin’ In The Rain revival was pushed back.
He added, “Broadway’s one of my plans, it’s in my cards, it’s happening, but right now it’s leaving me open. Plans change a little bit, so now I have some time to create some fun opportunities, some fun things, including Hairspray.”
Derek will join Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Witney Carson and Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Jenna Johnson, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, and Gleb Savchenko on the pro roster.
Jenna Johnson is moving up from the troupe on Dancing With The Stars!
The 22-year-old dancer announced the big news on Twitter on Thursday (August 25).
“It’s official…. IM A PRO on Season 23 of @DancingABC,” Jenna wrote with a glam pic from the promo shoot.
Jenna has been in the DWTS troupe since season 18 and was a contestant on season 10 of So You Think You Can Dance. Most recently, you could find her back on SYTYCD, performing with Jake Monreal.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is getting down his dancing shoes and returning to Dancing With The Stars once again.
The 36-year-old dancer will be back on the ballroom floor for season 23 of the reality competition show, alongside brother Val Chmerkovskiy, Emma Slater, Sasha Farber, Witney Carson and Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, and Gleb Savchenko.
Maks said he was retired from the show after winning the trophy with Meryl Davis in Season 18. He was also partnered up with Erin Andrews, Kirstie Alley, Misty May-Treanor, Denise Richards, Debi Mazar, Willa Ford, Laila Ali and more on the show.
Watch his announcement below!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Returns to DWTS
Julianne Hough and older brother Derek arrive separately for the next even in their MOVE Initiative at a dance studio on Tuesday (August 23) in Studio City, Calif.
The 27-year-old actress was also joined by Dancing with the Stars pro Keo Motsepe at the early morning practice.
Recently, Julianne and Derek spent the weekend camping with their friends.
After sharing a cheeky pic with BFF Nina Dobrev, Julianne took to Instagram to share a video of herself surfing on the water!
“Pitted Bro! #igottapickmywedgie #riawnaslaugh #morganssupport,” Julianne captioned the below video.
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Emma Slater is back for more Dancing With The Stars!
The 27-year-old pro English dancer revealed she was back on social media, after taking a season off from the reality competition show.
Emma will join boyfriend Sasha Farber, Val Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson and Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, and Gleb Savchenko.
In the previous seasons, Emma has danced with Michael Waltrip, Billy Dee Williams, Redfoo, Hayes Grier and Bill Engvall.
Can’t wait to find out who the remaining pros and the celebs are for Season 23!
We’re just a few weeks away from the new season of Dancing With The Stars and we’re finally finding out what pros will be returning for season 23!
It was revealed during Good Morning America on Tuesday (August 23) that Val Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson and Sharna Burgess will be returning for the new season as well as Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Allison Holker, Sasha Farber and Gleb Savchenko!
“It’s going to be amazing! We’re going to have an incredible cast, as always. But I’m also excited for the pros. We have a lot of different pros coming back. Some pros from back, back in the day, so I’m excited,” Val explained.
We can’t wait to find out who else will be joining the cast!
Dancing With the Stars season 23 premieres on ABC on September 12th at 8 PM.
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Simone Biles is talking about those Dancing With The Stars head on in new interview with WWD.
The 19-year-old Olympian spoke with the fashion mag about her plans after the games and isn’t ruling out DWTS – for the spring.
“Yes, I would really love to, but my schedule is very busy,” she shared. “I would love to do the spring season if they would let me.”
When the subject came to a pro partner, Simone added, “Everyone would love to have Derek [Hough] as a partner. But maybe if we got someone new that would be cool.”
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The cast of Dancing With The Stars sandwiches in one lucky fan during the DWTS Dance Lab held at The Grove on Wednesday (August 17) in Los Angeles
Val Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Keo Motsepe, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Alan Bersten, Gleb Savchenko, Jenna Johnson and Brittany Cherry all attended the free workshop where fans got to learn a cha-cha.
Kym Johnson and her new husband (and former celeb partner) Robert Herjavec also stopped by the workshop after tying the knot earlier in the month.
Dancing With The Stars returns Monday, September 23rd on ABC.
30+ pics inside from the Dancing With The Stars Dance Lab…