Derek Hough Returns to 'Dancing With The Stars' As a Judge!

Derek Hough Returns to 'Dancing With The Stars' As a Judge!

Derek Hough is dancing his way back to Dancing With The Stars!

The 35-year-old six time mirror ball winner will be taking Len Goodman‘s place on the judges’ panel.

Since there are travel restrictions between the US and the UK, Len is unable to make it to be a judge this season. He will still provide some of his expertise throughout the season from the UK.

“This show has been and will always be incredibly special to me. Coming back feels like coming home and I couldn’t be more excited to be back in the ballroom,” Derek said in a statement.

“Cats out of the bag:) Looking forward to being Back in the Ballroom. This show has and will always be incredibly special to me,” Derek wrote on Instagram. “This show has gifted me with so many memories and priceless experiences. Amazing relationships, growth, triumphs, failures, struggles, fears, celebrations, fun and just pure entertainment.”

“I look forward to returning as a judge. I hope to be fair, fun, encouraging, honest, helpful, compassionate and I look forward to watching these amazing journeys unfold. See you soon. And good luck to all the competitors this season. Work Hard! Have Fun!” he added.

Derek has of course won the show six times, most recently with Bindi Irwin. His sister Julianne has also moved from being a pro dancer to a judge on the series.

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