Derek Hough - Celebrities at the 'Dancing With The Stars' rehearsal studios in Hollywood at Dancing With The Stars rehearsal studio - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 3rd September 2015
The 29-year-old dancing pro will not participate in the show's 20th anniversary season because he is palying the male lead in 'New York Spring Spectacular' at Radio City Music Hall this spring
'Dancing With The Stars' has lost a very familiar face! Derek Hough, who has appeared on 14 seasons of the ABC show, will not return for its 20th anniversary season that is scheduled to begin this coming spring.
Hough will not participate in the show's 20th season
However, Hough isn't gone forever, his absence in the upcoming season is only because he is playing the male lead in the 'New York Spring Spectacular' at Radio City Music Hall at the same time. The 29-year-old will star alongside Laura Benanti.
Continue reading: Derek Hough Will Not Return To 'Dancing With The Stars' For Season 20
Before finding fortune and fame, the 'Dancing with the Stars' professional was hung "from a tree upside down and spit on" by childhood bullies.
Derek Hough is definitely having the last laugh as one of Hollywood's hottest dancers by becoming a five-time champion on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars.' However, before finding fame and fortune, being a dancer as a child made him an easy target for bullies.
Hough recently opened up about being bullied as a child
The professional choreographer opened up about his bullying childhood past while being honoured with the Inspiration Award at the GLSEN's Respect Awards.
Continue reading: Derek Hough Reveals How Dancing Made Him An Easy Target For Bullies
Check out the pictures from the 10th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards, held on Friday 17th Oct.
Julia Roberts was at the event to receive the Humanitarian Award.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is an organisation founded in 1990 which focuses on ensuring school environments are safe for every pupil. The organisation's awards ceremony is held annually and is usually attended by a range of celebrities.
The actress and her professional Derek Hough emerged victorious in last night's finale
Dancing With the Stars crowd its newest winner on Tuesday, 26 November, with Glee actress Amber Riley emerging victorious from the pack of hopeful celebrities. The couple were declared winners ahead of fellow finalists Jack Osbourne, who came in third and Corbin Bleu, who finished the series in second place.
Amber Riley is the new DWTS champion!
Tweeting a victory picture of herself and Hough form backstage at the show, Riley wasn't the only person who was celebrating the win last night, as her Glee co-stars were equally as blown away by the success. Whilst a number of her fellow Glee cast-members tweeted their congratulations for Riley, a handful of her fellow Gleeks, including Lea Michele and Chris Colfer, created a video congratulating Riley on her success, which you can check out below.
Continue reading: Amber Riley Congratulated By Her 'Glee' Co-Stars For 'DWTS' Win [Video]
In 8 week of 'Dancing With the Stars', who was eliminated?
Cher was, by far, the biggest star on Dancing With the Stars last night (4th November). The singer was a guest judge on the show and performed, with a miraculous change of costume three times.
Cher guest judged on DWTS.
The seven remaining couples were feeling the pressure this week since last week's elimination when Snooki went home. The Jersey Shore star and her professional partner were not the lowest scoring couple and even performed their samba admirably, yet it wasn't enough to save them!
Continue reading: 'Dancing With The Stars' Week 8 Round-Up - Who Was Eliminated?
Val Chmerkovskiy, Bill Engvall and her brother, Derek Hough, have weighed in on the controversy to support Hough
Julianne Hough has gained ample attention for her ill-advised Halloween costume, after she went to a pre-Halloween bash in Los Angeles dressed as Orange is the New Black character Crazy Eyes, complete with blackened skin. As criticism erupted, Hough quickly apologised for offending anyone and insisted that she meant no harm when she wore the blackface, stating that she is regretful and fully aware of the upset she may have caused.
Julianne Hough in her unfortunate get-up
With the controversy surrounding her showing no signs of abating, some of her cohorts on Dancing With the Stars have decided to lend their word to the argument, insisting that the professional dancer made a mistake, but it is one that should be forgiven and forgotten.
It was much less offensive than going out in black face that is for sure
When Dancing With the Stars professional Julianne Hough went out for Halloween, her plan was to honour one of her favourite television characters; Crazy Eyes from the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black. What she didn't intend on doing was causing a minor uproar and potentially offend some sensitive souls who were genuinely shocked to see the professional dancer dressed in black face. When it was time for her brother, Derek Hough, to go out for Halloween, you can bet that he kept it generic and inoffensive.
Derek Hough, offending original punks since 2013
Derek dressed up for the Casamigos Tequila Halloween Party in Los Angeles, the same event where Julianne went dressed up as Crazy Eyes (who is played by Uzo Aduba in the show), in much less offensive attire and may have had something to say while he was there. If he didn't address the poor costume choice on the night, then at least he did his best to stick up for his kid sister in the aftermath of the fallout from the costume controversy.
'Dancing With the Stars' saw another surprising contestant eliminated.
With seven dance partners left on Dancing With the Stars who was voted off this week?
Leah Remini and professional dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy.
It's week seven of Dancing With the Stars and it's been a surprising outcome. Last week the judges decided to save all the contestants but no such luck for one dancer this week. The judge's scores and the audiences' votes were combined last night and it was certainly a tense competition.
Continue reading: 'Dancing With the Stars' Week 7 Recap - Who Was Eliminated?
Derek Hough has a "severely injured" back which may mean he is not able to perform on 'Dancing With the Stars' tonight with his partner Amber Riley.
Derek Hough may not be able to perform on this week's Dancing With the Stars. The 28-year-old professional dancer is paired with Glee's Amber Riley on this season of DWTS. Unfortunately he has been suffering with back problems which may mean he is not able to perform on this evening's episode.
Derek Hough is suffering with back problems.
Hough, according to sources speaking to E!, is in a great deal of pain owing to a back injury. A source close to the dancer said "His back is hurt. He's getting treatments now." However, the source also stated he is "not doing the dress rehearsal" which may mean he will not be able to perform.
'Dancing With the Stars' is at its mid-point, with five celebrities eliminated, who left this week?
It's half-way through the season of Dancing With the Stars: the dances are becoming more complex, the stars are stressed and the competition is fiercer. With eight competitors left at the beginning of last night's (Monday, 21 October) episode and a cruel clause added to panic even the coolest of celebrities, who was eliminated this week?
Elizabeth Berkley with her dance partner Val Chermerkovskiy.
The judges, Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, decided a "Switch Up" improvisation dance should be added in order for the competitors to gain extra points. The music at any point in a couple's performance could be switched up so the dancers were forced to think on their feet - quite literally.
Date of birth
17th May, 1985