UPDATE: ABC has confirmed that Julianne Hough will return as fourth judge in Season 19 of "Dancing With The Stars."
— Official DWTS (@DancingABC) August 21, 2014
Julianne Hough will be dancing her way into your homes this fall, when the 26-year-old athlete makes her reprisal on the hit ABC reality series “Dancing with the Stars” – but this time as a judge! That’s right, instead of competing or acting as a guest critic, the 26-year-old blond-haired beauty will become a permanent fourth judge for the 2014 Season, according to TMZ.
Hough will join Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli behind the scores table when “DWTS” returns Monday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. EDT for the show’s 19th season.
The sassy gossip site teased that the reason Hough is dusting off her dancing shoes is due to her lack of luck when it comes to the big screen. According to TMZ, the actress has had a “rough” going in Hollywood with films like “Rock of Ages” and “Footloose.”
But for those of you who are fans of Hough’s acting (c’mon, “Safe Haven” wasn’t so bad!), don’t be discouraged by her decision to join the “Dancing With The Stars” judges. TMZ revealed that Hough’s commitment to the ABC series is only a “couple of hours a week,” which means she’ll still be able to pursue an acting career.
Are you excited for Hough to return to the ballroom? She is, after all, a two-time professional champion of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” During Season 4 of the series, Hough won the competition with her partner, Olympic gold medal-winning speed skater Apolo Ohno, making her the youngest professional dancer to win on the program.
Hough was also nominated for a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy in 2007 for Outstanding Choreography in Season 5 of the show, so you know she’s got an eye for perfection when it comes to busting a move. Looks like her brother, Derek Hough, might have to step up his Season 19 game with his big sis watching!
Sound off in the comments section below whether or not you’re excited for the “Dancing with the Stars” Season 19 addition. Or just take the poll below to let us know if you’re looking forward to watching Hough judge the 2014 competition this fall.