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?’”
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