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Dancing With The Stars: Is Derek Hough Leaving?

May 17, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd

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He’s still in the running to take home a mirrorball trophy on this season of ABC‘s Dancing With the Stars, but two-time champ Derek Hough isn’t sure if he’ll return to the competition next year. The dance pro, who is currently partnered with Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger, is getting burnt out and doesn’t know if he’ll participate in season 11. Keep reading for more details on Derek’s exhaustion and what he has to say about the possibility of his sister, Julianne Hough, returning…

There are only two weeks left in season ten of ABC‘s Dancing With the Stars, but Derek Hough is definitely feeling the weight of the competition. The dance pro and his Pussycat Doll partner, Nicole Scherzinger, have seemed like frontrunners all season long, but the two-time champion isn’t sure how much more he can take. The competition and the choreography are beginning to wear Derek down and he says he’s on the verge of a breakdown. ”I can only choreograph so many routines in my head before I break down and explode,” he tells E!. “What they didn’t show [in the weekly pretaped video] is me kind of breaking down. I was like, ‘Oh, man! I don’t think I can do this. My mind is just about to explode and I’m overwhelmed.’”

Derek Hough says though that his Dancing With the Stars partner, Nicole Scherzinger has been “fantastic” in helping him stay encouraged and focused.  ”She becomes my cheerleader,” he says.

Although Derek isn’t sure if he’ll return for another season of ABC‘s Dancing With the Stars, it looks like there’s a chance his sister, Julianne Hough, might rejoin the cast for season 11. ”She told me she kind of misses Dancing a bit,” he said. “It’s a possibility.”

As for Derek, he is still undecided about his future with ABC‘s Dancing With the Stars. ”You think to yourself, ‘Gosh, I don’t know how I could do another season,’” he says. “But then you get three months off and by the end you’re like, ‘I’m ready to go back for another round.’”

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