Executive producer Conrad Green confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that the season would start off with 16 celebrities, with 3 double-eliminations halfway through the season.
Former House Majority Leader Tom De Lay withdrew from the competition in week three; however, Debi Mazar was also eliminated on the same night, replacing the double elimination planned for week five.
is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer and actor.
Since September 2007, Hough has become known for his work on the ABC dance-competition series, Dancing with the Stars, on which he has won a record six seasons.
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is an American dancer, choreographer, singer-songwriter, musician, and actor.
Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba continue as the judges this season, with Baz Luhrmann appearing as a guest judge in week two, temporarily replacing Len Goodman. The following is a list of the dances and songs played.On December 7, 2016, Hough played the role of Corny Collins in NBC's live musical TV-production, Hairspray Live!All of his grandparents were dancers, and his parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college in Idaho.Pro pairings were officially announced on August 24, 2009. The song titles are followed by the artist who recorded the song.Please improve this biographical article by adding secondary or tertiary sources.Those dances were the bolero, lambada, two-step, and the Charleston.The cast was unveiled on the Monday, August 17, 2009, edition of Good Morning America, returning to the announcement format of most seasons past.With his former partner Julianne Hough, he won the Junior Latin American Dance Championship and the gold medal at the Junior Olympics.'They were having dinner with Derek Hough but didn’t pay him any attention. He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Choreography in 2011.He is also a singer/songwriter/musician and released his first solo CD Hurt Love Box in March 2011.