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Derek Hough joins judges’ panel on ‘Dancing with the Stars’

Verteran judge Len Goodman will still be a part of the show in a different capacity, sharing his ballroom expertise from London.

Derek Hough attends the 24th annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love Gala” benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in March 2020 in Las Vegas.
Derek Hough attends the 24th annual Keep Memory Alive “Power of Love Gala” benefit for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in March 2020 in Las Vegas.
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The judges’ panel on “Dancing with the Stars” will feature a new but very familiar face when the hit ABC series returns Sept. 14 for Season 28.

Emmy Award winner and six-time “Dancing with the Stars” pro champ Derek Hough will be joining returning judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli, replacing veteran head judge Len Goodman.

Goodman, unable to travel to the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic, will continue with the series, providing insight and expertise from his London home base.

Hough’s resume also includes his work as a judge on the NBC series “World of Dance” opposite Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo in 2017, and his role as Corny Collins in the network’s “Hairspray Live!” in 2016, opposite Jennifer Hudson, Ariana Grande and Harvey Fierstein.

The actor/dancer will head to Las Vegas in 2021 for “Derek Hough: No Limit,” his headlining residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino.

“DWTS,” with new host Tyra Banks, debuts at 7 p.m Sept. 14 on ABC.