Say it ain't so!
Julianne Hough — who served as a judge on Dancing with the Stars the past two seasons — will not be returning to the popular show for Season 22, People confirmed on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 17
"I will miss being on the panel for Season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming [up] that I look forward to sharing," the recently engaged TV star, 27, said in a statement. "The pro dancers, producers and crew at DWTS will always be my family."
DWTS judges Julianne, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Julianne will always be a part of the Dancing with the Stars family and we hope to see her back in the ballroom in the future," the reality competition's producer, Rob Wade, said of her departure.
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But, there's no need to fret quite yet, Dancing with the Stars fans! Following the news of Julianne's exit from the hit show, it was revealed longtime judge Len Goodman — who took last season off due to other work commitments — will be returning to the judges panel next season!
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Since twirling around the dance floor with partner Alec Mazo — who left the show after Season 5 — Kelly has hosted the Miss USA Pageant and starred on the E! reality series Dirty Soap. In 2012, she returned to DWTS for a chance to win a second Mirror Ball Trophy in Season 15 but finished in third.