Looks like fans may see a familiar face return to the ballroom during Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars.”
While talking to Access Hollywood about her upcoming stint on NBC’s “Running Wild With Bear Grylls,” Julianne Hough divulged whether she would bust out a move in the upcoming installment of the hit ABC competition.
“Not as a dancer, for sure,” Hough, who competed on the long-running series for five seasons, confirmed. But just because the two-time Mirror Ball champion won’t be shaking it out on the dance floor doesn’t mean she won’t make an appearance on the show. The performer, who acted as a judge on “DWTS” from Season 19 to 21, revealed that there’s a “couple more months left of the summer” to figure out what role she’ll play in the new installment.
“Regardless, I’m always going to be a part of the show somehow — it’s my family! It’s where I came from. Whether it’s as a judge or some [other] form, I’m sure I’ll be back in the ballroom at some point,” she promised.
The show will return to ABC this fall when Season 23 airs its premiere. But fans can see Hough on the small screen before the dancing series shimmies its way back into audiences’ homes. Hough will guest star on Season 3 of Bear Grylls’ adventure series, which will air a two-hour premiere starting Monday, Aug. 1, at 10 p.m. EDT.
The “Grease Live!” star, who trekked through the African Savanna and ate animal feces with the famed survivalist, will make her jaw-dropping debut on night two of the premiere, which is set to air Tuesday, Aug. 2.
“The scariest and hardest part was probably eating and drinking the elephant dung and the caterpillars, not to mention the snake that was right next to us as we were belly crawling next to it,” she told People magazine. “There were a few moments ... actually all of the moments were not scary, but thrilling. But, for me at least, it was like, the more I’m committed, the less afraid I’m going to be, so I might as well just go for it.”