One key member of the Dancing with the Stars crew will not be back. TVGuide reports Julianne Hough will not return as a judge for season 25 of the ABC TV show.
Hough, a professional dancer, has been a judge on the hit competition show for five seasons. Fellow judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman, and Bruno Tonioli will return for the upcoming season.
ABC has not provided an explanation for Hough’s exit, but season 25 of Dancing with the Stars debuts on September 18th at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The new celebrity contestants include Nick Lachey, Vanessa Lachey, Frankie Muniz, Barbara Corcoran, Debbie Gibson, Nikki Bella, Derek Fisher, Terrell Owens, Sasha Pieterse, Drew Scott, Jordan Fisher, Lindsey Stirling, and Victoria Arlen.
What do you think? Do you watch Dancing with the Stars? Will you miss Hough as a judge?