Oh boy. According to E! News that siblings Derek and Julianne Hough will be returning to Dancing with the Stars for its upcoming 23rd season.
Derek is set to return as a pro dancer and Julianne will once again sit at the judges table.
Derek, who has won six Mirrorball Trophies (most recently with Bindi Irwin in season 21, told E! earlier this week that he’s gotten a little more free time now that his Broadway production of Singin’ In the Rain has been postponed until to 2017 (or maybe it will never happen at all).
“It frees me up to do some other things too, so it’s kind of fun,” he said. “Broadway’s one of my plans, it’s in my cards, it’s happening, but right now it’s leaving me open. Plans change a little bit, so now I have some time to create some fun opportunities, some fun things, includingHairspray.”
Derek is also starring in NBC’s Hairspray Live! as Corny Collins. Apparently, rehearsals for Hairspray don’t start until Oct. 24, so he’ll have a few weeks there (DWTS premiers on Sept 12) where he won’t have to pull double duty. Hairspray will be broadcast live from Los Angeles in December.
Julianne is returning for her third season as DWTS judge after sitting out season 22. “I promise it’s not the last you’ll see of me in the ballroom,” Hough also told People magazine after her departure. “I will miss being on the panel for season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing.”
The full cast will be revealed on Tuesday August 30. Franky will be here to live blog all the news. In the meantime, you definitely want to click on this link for ALL the spoilers.