Julianne Hough, Brother Derek Not Returning for Season 22 of "Dancing With the Stars"

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Julianne Hough has confirmed she won't return as one of the judges on the upcoming 22nd season of Dancing With the Stars.

"I will miss being on the panel for Season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing," Julianne Hough says in a recent interview with People magazine. "The pro dancers, producers and crew at DWTS will always be my family."

Dancing With the Stars producer Rob Wade also spoke with People about Julianne Hough's departure.

"Julianne will always be a part of the Dancing with the Stars family and we hope to see her back in the ballroom in the future," he said.

Julianne Hough agrees it's not "goodbye," but "until we meet again," instead.

"I promise it's not the last you'll see of me in the ballroom," she says.

Julianne isn't the only member of the Hough family not returning for season 22. Brother and pro dancer Derek Hough has confirmed he won't be returning either. Derek was partnered with Bindi Irwin last season, and the two danced their way to that coveted mirror ball trophy.

So what will Derek Hough be up to if he isn't coaching "stars" on Dancing With the Stars? He is starring on Broadway in a production of Singin' in the Rain.

"Proud to be apart of another adventure with The Weinsten Company. #Broadway #singingintherainmusical #classic #2017," he captioned an Instagram post just days ago.

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Len Goodman is returning to Dancing With the Stars, and will replace Julianne Hough on the judge's panel.

What's your take on the upcoming absence of both Hough siblings on Dancing With the Stars?

Season 22 just won't be the same without Derek and Julianne Hough.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.