Deadline Hollywood and Access Hollywood broke the news last week that Dancing With The Stars pro, Derek Hough would take a hiatus from the hit ABC show (and I posted an item in Headlines on Friday) but I guess it took a report from People for the bulletin to enter the news cycle in a big way.
Dancing With the Stars pro, Derek Hough will skip Season 12 in order to star in the upcoming dance movie Cobu 3D, which is set to film in New York and Toronto this spring.
“I’m taking season 12 off, ” Derek tells People magazine, “I will be making it back to Dancing with the Stars in the fall. I’m just taking a little break and taking this chance to grow and expand a little bit as an artist. It’s like I told one of the producers on the show – I’ll come back with a whole new set of skills.”
Hough has been a DWTS champion three times, sharing the mirrorball trophy with Nicole Scherzinger, Brooke Burke and Jennifer Grey.
With all those wins, maybe it’s time for Derek to take a break and allow another pro to get a shot at competing with a ringer. Heh.