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Derek Hough Returning to 'Dancing With the Stars'

by Jean Bentley, posted Aug 12th 2011 2:00PM
Derek HoughDerek Hough is keeping his promise and returning to 'Dancing With the Stars' this fall.

The pro dancer took this year's spring session off to explore acting and shoot an indie film, but the 26-year-old told People magazine of the upcoming fall season, "I will be back!"

Hough won the mirrorball trophy two seasons in a row before taking season 12 off to shoot the dance movie 'Cobu 3D,' for which he gained 10 pounds of muscle. The dancer-turned-actor said in January, "I'm just taking a little break and taking this chance to grow and expand a little bit as an artist."

As for his perspective after his hiatus, he said, "It was good for me to take a season off and see what he audience sees. It gave me a new boost and inspiration to want to do some great things."

The 'DWTS' cast will be officially announced Aug. 29 during an episode of ABC's summer reality hit 'Bachelor Pad.' Season 13 premieres Mon., Sept. 19 at 8PM ET on ABC. The network will also air a new special Tue., Sept. 20 before the first results show called 'Dancing With the Stars: Meet the Cast.'

Tell us: Are you happy that Derek Hough is returning to 'DWTS'?

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busygrs

I am glad to hear he is back. I think he is a great dancer and has a wonderful personality. Now if Juliane Hough would come back.

August 29 2011 at 11:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jen Maters

I am excited to see him again in the show. I will be watching dancing with the stars using tvhod online tv so that i wont miss an episode of it.

August 16 2011 at 11:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mariclay2004

This has made my day!!! I'm thrilled that Derek is returning to DWTS. I missed him so much this past season. He is definitely the best dancer and choreographer on the show with Max right behind him. Derek is so HOT, too. Can't wait until the season starts!

August 13 2011 at 12:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mariclay2004

This has made my day! I missed Derek so much last season and am thrilled he's coming back. He's the best dancer on the show and the best choreographer. I thought Max was great this year, but I love to see the both of them competing. Love you Derek!!!!

August 13 2011 at 12:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bobbie

I am very happy to hear Derek is coming back. Although all the dancers are great, I think he's the best and the best choreographer too.

August 13 2011 at 11:34 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
djp1940

Derek really brought a spark to the show. I am really glad to hear he is coming back. However, I think he should be starring in the remake of Dirty Dancing

August 13 2011 at 11:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
syl1969

Wonderful news! Love his choreography and style. Now, if he could just get his sister back on too...

August 13 2011 at 11:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
luvbridge

Glad to hear that Derek will be back this fall on DWTS. He was a favorite of both my husband and myself.
Very creative and always showed his partner,talent. Welcome back, Derek. Please don't leave again.

August 13 2011 at 8:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mmitch1014

I hope he's grown up and matured during his break. His "camera hog" antics get old.

August 13 2011 at 7:58 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
cdwoodward

This is great news!!!

August 13 2011 at 7:49 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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