‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 20 will not feature Derek Hough

Derek and Julianne Hough -Is Derek Hough retiring from “Dancing with the Stars“? We are not going to say that. However, we will make it rather clear at the moment that the upcoming 20th season is not going to be featuring him as a pro.

Today, the ballroom star / actor on “Nashville” made it clear that he is going to be performing in New York from March 12 until May 13. This is obviously a great opportunity to be at a legendary venue in Radio City Music Hall, and we imagine that after so many years of doing the same thing, it must be nice to do something a little different here and there. Take a look at his full statement:

“I am ecstatic that I’ll able to extend my passion for performing to the Great Stage of Radio City Music Hall in New York Spring Spectacular. Performing at Radio City Music Hall in a show that celebrates everything that is beloved about New York City is a dream … I can’t wait to show fans this production… It’s going to be like nothing they’ve seen me in before.”

Hough’s sister Julianne is likely to return once again as a judge to the ABC show, and we imagine that this will not rule Derek out of doing other “Dancing with the Stars” seasons. Ultimately, we just have to wait and see what his schedule is like, and also what the future holds.

What Derek’s exit does do is leave the door open for some other pros to win, given that he is the most successful person in the history of the show in terms of Mirrorball Trophies.

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