She makes the model guest!
Who knew growing up in front of reality TV cameras would make you so natural on set??
We're going to miss his sexy dance moves!
The 30-year-old joined the reality TV series full-time during its fifth season, and has competed every year since. He has won a total of six times, including last year's victory with Bindi Irwin.
The Utah-native is most likely skipping this year's festivities because he has been cast in the Broadway production of Singin' In the Rain. The musical will open next January.
Hough isn't the only member of his family to ditch DWTS. Sister Julianne Hough will not be returning as a judge.
Hopefully we will see you soon Derek!
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