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Derek Hough Joins 'Dancing With the Stars' as a Judge!

Derek Hough is returning to the ballroom!

The six-time Mirrorball champion returns to Dancing With The Stars as a judge for the upcoming Season 29, debuting on Monday (September 14) on ABC, the network announced Tuesday (September 8).

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“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.

He joins Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli at the judges table in the ballroom.

Due to current circumstances, Len Goodman will be unable to judge this season live in the ballroom, though he will still be a part of the show in a different capacity sharing his ballroom expertise from the UK.

Tyra Banks is set to host the season – and she was met with a little playful teasing by previous host Tom Bergeron. Find out what happened!

Derek Hough, Lucy Hale, & More Stars Attend Drive-In Event for Race to Erase MS!

Derek Hough poses for photo with girlfriend Hayley Erbert while attending the drive-in Race to Erase MS Gala on Friday night (September 4) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.

In light of the pandemic, guests were invited to to “Drive-In” for an evening of socially distanced music, celebration, and raising funds and awareness for this life-altering disease.

Performers at the event included Andy Grammer and Eric Benet. Presenters included Derek, Anne Heche, and Marg Helgenberger.

Some of the other celebs in attendance at the event included Lucy Hale, Victoria Justice, Mark-Paul Gosselaar with wife Caitriona McGinn, Jovan Adepo, Pia Toscano, Loni Love, Hilary Roberts, Keltie Knight, and Logan Shroyer.

The event raised over $1.4 Million to benefit the Race to Erase MS and its Center Without Walls program, a collaboration of top MS research centers working together as a team on ground-breaking research with the goal of treating and, ultimately, finding a cure for MS.

The event honored Multiple Sclerosis (MS) advocate and Center Without Walls founder Nancy Davis’s son Jason, who passed away earlier this year, with a very special posthumous “Medal of Hope.”

25+ pictures inside from the drive-in gala… More Here! »

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'Dancing With The Stars' Teases Derek Hough Is Returning For Season 29

Dancing With The Stars is teasing something huge for its upcoming season – a possible return of Derek Hough.

In a brand new promo that was just released, the show hints that Derek, who is the most winningest pro, is returning in some sort of capacity.

“@derekhough is coming BACK to @DancingABC – but what will he be doing?” Good Morning America teased with the short promo, that featured many of his celeb partners.

The news will be revealed next week.

Derek officially left the show ahead of season 24, and also took a season off in 2016.

He’s also spoken about stepping away from the show in the past, telling NKD magazine back in 2017 that “my reason for not returning is when I look at that room, I kind of feel like I’ve done what I can in that room and in that space. I’ve accomplished so much in that space. I feel like I need to move onto a different space.”

If you missed it, Derek recently opened up about hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews not returning for season 29.

You can see which celebs will be part of the season here!

Derek Hough Says He Was 'Shocked' About Tom Bergeron Being Fired From 'Dancing With The Stars'

Derek Hough is opening up about how he reacted upon hearing the news that Tom Bergeron would no longer be hosting Dancing With The Stars when it returns for its 29th season.

“My initial reaction, I guess I was pretty shocked,” the 35-year-old entertainer and former pro dancer on the show shared with SiriusXM’s Bevelations. “Tom Bergeron is such a staple on Dancing With the Stars and he’s a good friend of mine. He’s just a good man.”

Derek continued, “He’s been there since the beginning. He’s just a great guy, [but] you also understand that in the entertainment industry nothing is certain. There’s always those efforts to reinvigorate and switch things up, so you look at that and it’s also understandable.”

He went on, commenting on the news that Tyra Banks was taking over the role of host from Tom and also Erin Andrews.

“You know, Tyra Banks, I’ve come in contact with her several times and I think she’s fantastic,” he shared. “I thought she was a fantastic host on America’s Got Talent. I thought she did an amazing job.”

Derek is the pro with the most wins from the show, with a total of six mirrored ball trophies. His most recent win was with Bindi Irwin in season 21. He left the show after season 23.

More information about when the season will start production was just revealed, too.

'Disney Family Singalong 2': ABC Announces First Wave of Star-Studded Performances!

ABC has announced the first wave of performers who will appear in the upcoming special The Disney Family Singalong: Volume II!

The star-studded special is going to air on Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10 at 7pm ET. Ryan Seacrest is returning as the host for the second edition of the show.

Taking to their living room studios and kitchen stages to sing beloved Disney melodies with the nation are Halsey, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Shakira, Rebel Wilson, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, Donald Glover, and many more.

Additional celebrities and performance details will be announced soon.

The first edition of The Disney Family Singalong was a huge success for ABC. Make sure to watch highlights from that special now!

Click inside to see the full list of performances so far… More Here! »

Watch Derek Hough & Hayley Erbert Perform 'Be Our Guest' (in Full Costume) for Disney Special!

Derek Hough and his longtime girlfriend Hayley Erbert dress up in their Beauty and the Beast costumes while performing the song “Be Our Guest” at home for the Disney Family Singalong special!

The cute couple did some awesome camerawork while dancing around the house together for the new special. Derek‘s sister Julianne Hough made a special appearance in the video and she looked so cute in her Belle costume.

The special airs on ABC tonight (April 16) at 8/7c. Make sure to watch!

Earlier today, Julianne was spotted emerging from quarantine with a hot actor from Westworld!

'Disney Family Singalong' Special Will Feature Stars Performing Beloved Songs from Home!

So many celebrities are set to appear in the upcoming ABC concert special, The Disney Family Singalong!

The special will feature celebs with their families as they take on their favorite Disney tunes from their homes. The one-hour special will air on Thursday (April 16) at 8pm ET.

Christina Aguilera, John Stamos, Josh Gad, Kristin Chenoweth, Michael Buble, Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town, Derek Hough, Julianne Hough, Kenny Ortega, Jordan Fisher, Donny Osmond, Auliʻi Cravalho, Luke Evans, Bobby Bones, Erin Andrews, Carrie Ann Inaba, Amber Riley, and more stars are set to appear in the special. Ryan Seacrest will be hosting.

“If there’s something that we’ve all learned in the past few weeks, it’s to cherish every moment and the importance of connection, whether through laughter, stories or music,” says ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke. “We hope that we can help create some new unforgettable moments in everyone’s home in a way that only the magic of Disney can.”

Station 19 will be moving to the 9pm time slot on Thursday nights for the remainder of its season, filling the space vacated by Grey’s Anatomy. That show ended its season last night, four weeks earlier than planned.