Dancer-turned-actress Julianne Hough is in talks to return to the U.S. reality Tv show which made her name.

The blonde beauty shot to fame on Dancing with the Stars as one of the professionals who helped celebrities hone their fancy footwork. After leaving her position, she went on to carve out a successful career as a singer and actress, appearing in the Footloose remake as well as Safe Haven and Rock of Ages, but she has returned to the show for several brief appearances.

A new report now suggests Hough is close to signing a deal to return full-time as a judge.

Editors at Tmz.com report she is in negotiations and the deal is expected to be sealed within the coming weeks ahead of the start of the 19th season in September (14).

Hough previously filled in for regular judge Len Goodman for a week last year (13).