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Professional dancer Derek Hough is sitting out the upcoming series of Dancing With The Stars to focus on Broadway.
The reigning champion, who won the previous season with Bindi Irwin, will be missing from the professional line-up when the show returns for its 22nd season on 21 March (16).
Derek, 30, will reportedly use his time off to work on more acting projects. He was recently announced as the star of a new Broadway adaptation of Singin' in the Rain. He will take on the Don Lockwood role, which was originated by Gene Kelly in the 1952 musical comedy film, when he takes to the stage in 2017.
The dancer and choreographer, who was once romantically linked to X Factor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, is the show's most decorated professional having won the competition six times. He joined the show in 2007 and has only sat out a season once before in 2011.
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Dancing With the Stars professional Derek Hough has been cast to take on Gene Kelly's role in the Broadway production of Singin' in the Rain.
Harvey Weinstein is teaming with producers at Theatre du Chatelet to bring a stage adaptation of the beloved musical to the New York Stage, and on Saturday (27Feb16), Weinstein announced Hough had been cast as Don Lockwood.
During the Weinstein Company's annual pre-Oscar dinner at the Montage in Beverly Hills, Hough proved his worth by performing two songs from the production, including the titular track.
The stage show will be based on the 1952 movie, starring Kelly and Debbie Reynolds, and it will be directed by Robert Carsen, who enjoyed success behind the scenes with My Fair Lady in 2010 and 2013 at the French production house.
Continue reading: Derek Hough Will Be Singin' In The Rain On Broadway
Irwin is a finalist in the ABC dancing competition which ends on Tuesday (November 24th).
Bindi Irwin paid an emotional tribute to her late father 'Crocodile Hunter' Steve Irwin during the first part of 'Dancing With The Stars’' two night finale on Monday evening. Irwin and her partner Derek Hough danced a freestyle routine to Leona Lewis’ ‘Footprints in the Sand’, scoring a perfect 30 from the judges and advancing on to night two.
'Dancing With The Stars' just moves us to tears.
It's no surprise that Bindi Irwin and Derek Hough landed full marks on 'Dancing With The Stars' last week. It was 'Famous Dances Night' and, while they may have gone for the obvious option, their 'Dirty Dancing' inspired performance was utterly mesmerizing. But what can we expect from this Sunday's Halloween Night?
Bindi Irwin smashed it with her 'Dirty Dancing' routine
Bindi is best known for being the daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, and for presenting the Discovery Kids show 'Bindi the Jungle Girl'. She's been a favourite to win for the whole competition, having come out on top (or drawn) in three different nights, and now the talented Bindi has managed to land a full forty marks for her memorable 'Dirty Dancing' routine with Derek Hough. They absolutely smashed their way through '(I've Had) The Time of My Life', right from the very beginning when Derek declared 'Nobody puts Bindi in a corner!' in reference to the 1987 movie.
Three couples danced their way to perfect scores on last night’s edition of ‘Dancing With The Stars’.
The competitors on ‘Dancing With The Stars’ recreated some of the most iconic dances last night (Monday October 19th) as three couples gained a perfect score and one pairing was sent home packing. Joined by guest judge Olivia Newton-John, last night’s episode contained many ‘wow’ moments and one big lift that, luckily. went off without a hitch.
Bindi Irwin channeled Dirty Dancing on last night’s ‘DWTS’.
Gaining a perfect 40 for their Singing in the Rain-themed jazz routine was Andy Grammer and his pro partner Allison Holker. After their routine judge Bruno Tonioli declared, "For many people this is considered to be the best musical of all time. It takes balls to take that on. You succeeded.”
The 17 year old and her pro partner look like they’re having the time of their life rehearsing for Monday’s ‘Dancing With The Stars’.
Bindi Irwin and her ‘Dancing With The Stars’ pro partner Derek Hough are set to pay tribute to classic 80’s movie, Dirty Dancing on Monday’s edition of the ABC show. The pair have been practising hard for the upcoming routine, even taking to the water to really get the feel of Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey's characters.
Julianne Hough refuses to teach fiancé Brooks Laich how to dance before their upcoming wedding and has told him to ask her brother, Derek, instead.
Julianne Hough's fiancé Brooks Laich wants to learn how to dance before their upcoming wedding.
The newly-engaged 'Dancing With the Stars' judge admits the professional ice hockey player, who proposed last month, has been begging her for lessons so he can twirl her around the special day, but she thinks her brother, Derek Hough, should teach him instead.
The 27-year-old star said: ''Oh my goodness, he wants more than anything to dance. He's always wanted to dance before he ever met me, so he's always asking me to teach him and I'm like, 'Ask Derek!' I'm just pawning my brother off to him. So I think Derek and Brooks might have a first dance. That would be interesting, and a sight to see for sure.''
Continue reading: Julianne Hough Won't Teach Fiancé To Dance
Julianne Hough says she is overwhelmed with happiness since accepting hockey player Brooks Laich's proposal.
Julianne Hough feels so ''happy and blessed''.
The 27-year-old actress recently got engaged to hockey player Brooks Laich and revealed she is happier than she has ever been.
She told PEOPLE: ''I'm just feeling so happy and blessed every moment of every day. The best thing about being engaged is just a sense of warmth and just joy.''
Continue reading: 'Happy And Blessed' Julianne Hough
Bindi Irwin wants to use “different avenues” to spread her father’s message: “standing up for those who cannot speak for themselves.”
Bindi Irwin is impressing audiences and judges as a competitor on Dancing With The Stars. In a recent interview, Bindi revealed that she had a very good reason for deciding to go on the show. 17-year-old Bindi is determined to honour her father by spreading his message – the importance of protecting animals and their habitats – through “different avenues”.
Bindi Irwin leaving rehearsals for Dancing With the Stars Los Angeles, September 2015.
Bindi Irwin says she is doing her best to carry on her father Steve Irwin's legacy.
Bindi Irwin is trying to carry on her father's legacy.
Conservationist Steve died in 2006 after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary and 17-year-old Bindi - who is currently competing on 'Dancing With The Stars' - admitted her family are still struggling to cope while continuing his work.
She told Us Weekly: ''I'm trying to carry on my dad's legacy, and it is tough. I think that people always say when people pass away that time heals all wounds. And that's probably the biggest lie, it's not true. I think we all need to remember that it is always still tough and it's like losing a piece of your heart.
Continue reading: Bindi Irwin Carrying On Father's Legacy
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