April 30, 2009

Hough won’t return for Season 9 of ‘DWTS’

Professional dancer Julianne Hough says she won't return for the upcoming ninth edition of the U.S. television series Dancing with the Stars.

Hough, a two-time DWTS winner, and her celebrity trainee and fiance Chris Wicks were eliminated from Season 8 of the competition show this week.

I'm not doing next season, Hough told TV's Access Hollywood program after learning viewers gave her and Wicks the boot. I'm gonna take one off.

In addition to being a dancer and television personality, Hough also recently started a country music career.

We definitely went further than anticipated. I think he (Wicks) could have made it a little bit further, she said. But you know what? It's the name of the game and it's about fan base and, hopefully, our country fans will follow us into music.