“I’m actually in a long-distance relationship, so he lives in Boston and he comes out to L. Even before I met him I was like, ‘There’s absolutely no way, I have no time to date!
“Something my dad actually taught me when I was 15 or 16 was you’ll make time for whatever and whoever is important to you.
Due to scheduling issues, Derek will learn the dance Monday morning.
Amy coming in second place shows the whole world that losing your legs doesn’t mean that you give up on your dreams, and if that was his reason for staying on the show, it’s a good reason.
However, I doubt there’ll be anything as compelling keeping him on the show for the next season, and it’s a pretty safe bet that either he’ll leave the show or that he’ll be offered a bajillion dollars to stay.
The professional dancer and choreographer has been on the show for so many years that he’s even won five times. What is even the point of continuing something when you’ve won five times? The point is that he’s getting millions of dollars for his work, and it’s a safe, steady paycheck.
Unlike his sister, Julianne Hough, Derek’s dabbling in other creative endeavors – music and acting, to be more specific – haven’t been as successful as his dancing career.
Although he placed second on this season, Derek admits that the only reason he signed on was for his partner, Amy Purdy. When they told me about Amy, I 100% signed up right away.
He explains, “Honestly, before this season, I wasn’t sure. I knew that this was something that was more special than a competition dance show and I really feel like we’ve accomplished everything and more.” Fair enough, and he’s right.Despite missing his "DWTS" family, Derek is thrilled to be joining the cast of "Spring Spectacular" for his seven-week stint on the brand new production that takes the audience on a tour through New York City.It's basically a love letter to New York," he explains.I’m going to go with him leaving because at this point, Dancing With the Stars is sort of a self-propelling machine – and ABC isn’t going to want to cough up the money required to make him stay when they can spend it on another celebrity instead.Dancing with the Stars just got a whole lot better looking. News, both Julianne Hough and Derek Hough will make their returns to the ABC competition this fall, ensuring an uptick of drool on living room floors around the nation.He might be scared of trying something new, especially if he has to leave the equivalent of his own cushy desk job to do so.