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Julianne Hough Returns To Dancing With The Stars As Guest Judge

September 25, 2013 02:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Len Goodman is set to take a short break from Dancing With The Stars in order to share his expertise on Strictly Come Dancing, the competition’s British counterpart. Taking the place of the grouchy, but lovable judge? None other than DWTS alum Julianne Hough!

Fans have pined for Julianne Hough ever since she decided to try for big shot status in Hollywood. These lost souls are in for a treat, for, in less than two weeks, Julianne returns to her humble roots. This time, though, the celeb will not be on the dance floor — she’ll join Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli on the judging panel!

Current DWTS pro Mark Ballas says that Julianne is the perfect candidate for a replacement judge. During an Entertainment Weekly interview, the dancer gestured toward the judges’ table and argued, ”She’s just as, if not more knowledgeable than what’s going on over there. She’ll be honest, whether you’re family, a friend, or whatever to her. She’s gonna keep it real.”

Mark Ballas’ predictions fly in the face of the critics who claim that Julianne’s feedback is sure to be biased. And the naysayers have a point — Julianne’s brother just so happens to be on the current pro dancer lineup! But Derek Hough agrees with Mark, even suggesting that his sister’s presence on the judging panel could prove disastrous for him and current partner Amber Riley. “I think she’s gonna destroy us. She’s gonna be like, ‘Hey, remember that time when you pulled my hair when we were kids?’”

Are you excited to see Julianne Hough on Dancing With The Stars? Feel free to share your opinion in the comments section below!

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2 Responses to “Julianne Hough Returns To Dancing With The Stars As Guest Judge”

  1. Wendy Says:
    September 26th, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I think Julianne will be a great, knowledgeable and more than fair judge…and don’t worry about her being favorable to that other Hough…Amber will be the true focus!

  2. Camille Shell Says:
    October 3rd, 2013 at 5:12 am

    I have always liked the “Hough” brother/sister dancing on this show. Derek has been smart to stay, and I enjoy his style. Julianne is back because she has tried the “bigger” Hollywood scene. I think her Hollywood stint is over. She is lovely, but will never make it bigger, so she might as well remain a significant part of what she does BEST, which is dancing, and judging dancers for this very popular show of 16 years!!! Consistency has been the success of Dancing With the Stars. She will get more publicity, and professional exposure on TV than dancing in any Grade B movie that will be forgotten after all the “hype.” She should stay put, and “grow where you are planted.” She is a great dancer and pretty to watch. She is unforgetable in that dancing spotlighted arena. Stay with your roots, and go with your gut. Welcome home, Julianne!!


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