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Derek Hough is Quitting Dancing with the Stars

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Mar 03, 2016

Derek Hough is quitting Dancing with the Stars after 16 seasons. But he isn’t quitting dancing entirely. In fact he’s leaving DWTS to pursue another dream- Gene Kelly’s role in the Broadway musical, Singin’ in the Rain. A source at ABC said that Derek will always be part of the DWTS family and the door isn’t closed. Hough himself said he will miss being on the panel for season 22 but has a lot of exciting stuff coming that he looks forward to sharing. Derek was by far the most successful dancer in the show’s history. He won 6 times out of 14 competitions, including his most recent win with Bindi Irwin. Singin’ in the Rain opens in New York in January 2017. We’ll miss seeing you on DWTS Derek!