Oh no, the champion won’t be on season 12?! Derek Hough’s leaving â€śDancing with the Starsâ€ť to work on a 3D movie. But don’t worry fans, he says he will be back! Get the full story, with more photos and videos below.
The 25 year old professional dancer has been the winner three times and many devoted fans are sad to see him go. He will be spending the spring filming the movie â€śCobu 3Dâ€ť which he is excited about because he will be learning some new dancing skills!
Instead of teaching a celebrity to shake it, he will be portraying a street dancer in New Orleans who falls in love with an Asian drummer, played by BoA. He has gained 10 lbs. of muscle for the part and will be seen in a darker light.
What do the producers think of Derek Hough leaving â€śDancing with the Stars?â€ť Executive producer Conrad Green said:
“We wish Derek the best as he takes time off from ‘Dancing with the Stars’ to pursue his film career and look forward to having him return to the show in the fall.”
He seems excited to have this opportunity but also looks forward to getting back to the show he loves so much.
“It’s like I told one of the producers on the show – I’ll come back with a whole new set of skills.”
We heard about the possibility of Derek Hough leaving â€śDancing with the Starsâ€ť last year, but this time it looks like it will definitely happen. At least we know he is coming back. I personally don’t know if the world needs another movie about dancing love, but I am happy for his new role. What do you think about him taking time off to film a 3D movie? Enjoy these gorgeous pictures and video, then leave me your comments below.
Photos: www.wenn.com/FayesVision, Mr Blue, Nikki Nelson, JCA