“Dancing with the Stars” is going to look a little different for its upcoming season — because Julianne Hough will not be returning to the “DWTS” judges table.
But, Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli will be dishing out the scores for foxtrot and tango on Season 25, “DWTS” confirmed to Access Hollywood.
“We are thrilled to have Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann back in the ballroom and look forward to welcoming guest judges wherever possible,” a rep for “DWTS” told Access Hollywood.
Fan favorite Julianne’s departure may bum some longtime fans out, but she’s come and gone from the show in the past. The 29-year-old started out as a pro dancer on the show, then judged Seasons 19 and 20, took a break for Season 21, and then returned for the next three seasons following.
A source close to the show tells Access Hollywood, "She could very well come back as a guest judge this season."
Julianne Hough married Brooks Laich in July in a beautiful Idaho wedding. The dancer and hockey pro were engaged for nearly two years before saying, “I do.”
“Dancing with the Stars” won’t be the same without Julianne!
-- Kevin Zelman