A popular dancer who left the ABC dancing competition “Dancing with the Stars” to take a shot at an acting and singing career is headed back to the show. TMZ.com reports that “Dancing” is bringing back Julianne Hough, although she will be in a new role this time.
Hough will return as a judge, after producers offered her the fourth judge’s spot. Hough and the producers are currently negotiating, but a deal is expected, the story says.
“Julianne left the show years ago to pursue an acting and singing career, but it’s been rough going … particularly ‘Rock of Ages’ and ‘Footloose,’” the story reports. “We’re told her commitment to ‘DWTS’ is only a couple of hours a week, so she’ll still pursue acting.”