Julianne Hough: Returning to Dancing With the Stars as Judge!

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Julianne Hough is returning to Dancing With the Stars, this time as a judge on the long-running reality series on which she used to bust a move as a pro.

The 26-year-old former professional dancer is close to signing a deal that will make her the fourth judge on the show on its 19th season on ABC this fall.

Hough left the dance competition in 2009 to pursue an acting career, starring in projects such as Burlesque, Footloose, Rock of Ages and Safe Haven.

She returned in April as a guest judge for one episode, drawing fire from Maksim Chmerkovskiy (who hasn't) for his performance with Danica McKellar.

Interestingly, Chmerkovskiy, was reportedly under consideration for the judging position as well. Maks retired from Dancing With the Stars this summer.

Maks won his first and only title with Meryl Davis in Season 18, going out on top. Julianne won the Mirror Ball trophy twice in six seasons as a DWTS pro.

Julianne's older brother Derek Hough has been one of the most successful Dancing with the Stars pros since the beginning and will also return this fall.

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Julianne Hough Biography

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Julianne Hough is the young, gorgeous and still chaste professional on Dancing with the Stars. She is the sister of Derek Hough, and is... More »
Provo, Utah
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Julianne Hough Quotes

I have a whole new life. It's going to completely change and I couldn't be happier. I'm on this roller coaster and I'm having so much fun.

Julianne Hough

Julianne Hough: I'm the first to admit it: I like being sexy! I always wear the shorter shorts and my dad's like, 'Cover up!'