Derek Hough has won six seasons of ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and many people think it’s because producers want that to happen, and give him talented celebrities to dance with. But he’s back for season 23 and is denying any of that is true.
“I’ve been very fortunate with partners,” Derek Hough told Us magazine in a new interview. The dancer, who took last season off after winning with Bindi Irwin, will be returning for season 23 to dance with Marilu Henner.
“But I will also say that it’s not rigged,” he added. “Production has said to me, honestly,’People are complaining, so we’re going to give you this partner, because it seems more difficult.’ Then I ended up winning.
Derek, 31, also doesn’t let what people say about him bother him, calling it just a “reflection on how they feel and how they are.” He also knows that he’s a hard worker — something that definitely shows in his moves.
“I just say, ‘Look, I’m putting in the work. I don’t want to get caught up in it. I don’t need extra drama,'” he told the magazine. Cheryl Burke is also returning this season after three seasons off and knows how he feels — she won seasons two and three.
“People are like, ‘Derek has six mirrorball trophies!’ But that’s because Derek is talented,” Cheryl, who will dance with Ryan Lochte, told the mag. “When I won my first two seasons, people thought it was being rigged for me!”
So HollywoodLifers, do you think that Derek really is just that good (I mean, we all know he is.)? Or do you think it is rigged and that the show gives him great dancers time after time? Let us know!