Sorry, Dancing With the Stars fans — Derek Hough won’t be back on the hit show for Season 23.

The 31-year-old star — who recently left the reality competition after winning Season 21 with partner Bindi Irwin — revealed he isn’t returning to DWTS, but may be back on the program in the future!

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Derek with past partner Bindi on DWTS.

“I’m not one for closing chapters in that way, especially for something that’s so important to me,” Derek recently told E! News. “And that’s been like family for so many tears. So, for me in my mind, that door is always open, and we’ll see!”

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Since leaving DWTS after 16 seasons, Derek has been prepping for his upcoming starring role on Broadway in Singin’ in the Rain. He additionally landed a part in NBC’s next highly-anticipated musical, Hairspray Live!, which will hit the small screen this December.

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