Derek Hough Confirms He's Returning For Dancing With The Stars Season 16

Derek Hough and Shawn Johnson quickstep on the 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' finals, Nov. 26, 2012 Derek Hough and Shawn Johnson quickstep on the 'Dancing with the Stars: All-Stars' finals, Nov. 26, 2012

Derek Hough is heading back to “Dancing with the Stars.”

The ballroom hunk confirmed the news via Twitter on Friday afternoon.

“Just got the call,” he wrote. “Wasn’t sure if I was able to do this season because of my other projects . But worked it out so I can do both. #pumped.”

Earlier this month, the three-time mirrorball champ told Access Hollywood at the “Safe Haven” premiere he wasn’t sure he was going to be able to return this season, but the news, which will undoubtedly delight the legions of “DWTS” fans, comes just in time. The full cast announcement for “DWTS” will be made on Tuesday on “GMA.”

“Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 16 this March, on ABC.

-- Jolie Lash

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