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Julianne Hough is Officially Back on 'DWTS' as a Judge!

Julianne Hough is Officially Back on 'DWTS' as a Judge!

Julianne Hough has a permanent spot on the Dancing with the Stars panel!

The 26-year-old announced it on Good Morning America on Thursday (August 21) after touching down at LaGuardia Airport after a red eye flight in New York City.

“It’s Judge @juliannehough! #GMADancing #DWTS RT if you’re excited!” the official DWTS account tweeted, also confirming.

Speculation rose earlier this week that Julianne would be returning. If you remember, she was a professional dancer on the show from season four through season eight, winning twice. Since then, she’s made a few guest appearances over the years. Now, she joins longtime judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman.

Dancing with the Stars season 19 premieres on Monday, September 15 @ 8/7c on ABC!

Also pictured below: DWTS pros Karina Smirnoff, Sharna Burgess, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Val Chmerkovskiy hitting the beach together the day before in Waikiki, Hawaii.

For 25+ pictures of Julianne Hough and the DWTS pros, head over to

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  • Robb7

    I guess her acting career ended once she left her role as beard.

  • manoman


  • holly

    New alltime lows that have been sunk to.

  • Living in a box

    Told you so, she have no place in acting world.

  • Fercat

    She’s an okay actress, but that’s about it. No natural charisma to pull you in and keep you there.

  • JLover

    Ur kidding me right? i guess being a Pro Dancer in the show was too low for her. I dont see her as a judge, its unfair to the other Pros who are wayy better. FAME FAME FAME

  • Ugh

    She sucks. Nobody likes her on that show anyway. I’m sure they’re all real excited about her returning… NOT!

  • verox87

    she’s boring with no talent and a fame whore..

  • lalaland

    @JLover: I agree. Me thinks her pride couldn’t take it that after leaving as a pro with a fading post-dancing career. She had to appear to be a judge so that she wouldn’t look like things didn’t work out. It was just a ‘conscious’ decision of the show. I find it laughable that since she left, she’s the only pro constantly showing up making guest appearances. You don’t see Edyta or Ashley do that. It’s a tad obvious she’s getting a treatment of some sort. She doesn’t miss the show, she needs it and she knows she’s the star of it… because that isn’t something she can get when she actually did something out of dancing.