Surprise! Derek Hough will be returning to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ for the 20th season! We’ve got all the casting deets on who will be foxtrotting with who when the series returns on Mar. 16!
Yes! Derek Hough was one half of the “surprise” couple announced during the special Dancing with the Stars casting segment on Feb. 24. Derek and his partner, Nastia Liukin, were the final two announced to be joining the series. We have to wonder though, after having said he would be unable to perform this season, what changed?
Derek Hough Returns
This is awesome!
We were devastated to learn in January that Dancing fan favorite Derek would have to sit out the 20th season due to his part in the Radio City Spring Spectacular show. However, when the cast was announced bright and early on Feb. 24, Derek shocked fans when he said he and the Dancing team would be “moving mountains” so he could be a part of both shows.
Well, whoever we have to thank for Derek’s return, we are extremely grateful!
Obviously, fans are totally freaking out over Derek’s surprise return. Check out some of the reactions:
An All-Star Cast
As if Derek’s surprise return weren’t enough of a thrill for the upcoming season, the entire cast looks to be seriously amazing! Along with Derek and Nastia, the competing couples are as follows:
Mark Ballas will dance with Willow Shields
Kym Johnson will dance with Robert Herjavic
Val Chmerkovskiy will dance with Rumer Willis
Sharna Burgess will dance with Noah Galloway
Keo Motsepe will dance with Charlotte McKinney
Artem Chigvintsey will dance with Patti LaBelle
Tony Dovolani will dance with Suzanne Somers
Allison Holker will dance with Riker Lynch
Peta Murgatroyd will dance with Michael Sam
Emma Slater will dance with Red Foo
Yup, as we said, this season is seriously stacked. Let the Dancing games begin!
Are you happy to see Derek return to Dancing?
— Casey Mink