Julianne Hough Returns to ‘Dancing With the Stars’
Two-time 'Dancing With the Stars' champion Julianne Hough will return to the show this fall for Season 11, after being absent from the popular ABC reality competition the past two seasons. The dancer-turned-country singer left the show after Season 8, when she and then-boyfriend, Chuck Wicks, danced and competed together as a couple. After being voted off the show, the two dated awhile but have since split up.
After leaving the show, Julianne released her first self-titled country album in May 2008, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard country album chart and cracking the Top 20 with her debut country single, 'That Song in My Head.' She hit the road that summer as an opening act for Brad Paisley.
During her years of competition on 'Dancing With the Stars,' Julianne has won two mirrorball trophies -- with Olympian, Apolo Anton Ohno during Season 4 and the following season with Indy 500 champ, Helio Castroneves. Julianne's brother, Derek Hough, is also a professional dancer on the show.
Julianne's return to 'Dancing With the Stars' will coincide with the expected launch of her second album towards the end of this year, and also her acting debut in her first major movie, 'Burlesque,' starring Christina Aguilera and Cher, due out in November.
'Dancing With the Stars' airs Monday and Tuesday nights on ABC at 8:00 PM ET.