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'Dancing With the Stars' Season 27 Will Kick Off Without Judge Julianne Hough


Unfortunately, you will once again not be seeing Julianne Hough for Season 27 on Dancing With the Stars. The former Mirror Ball champion turned DWTS judge is continuing her exploration into other projects, and will not be returning as a judge on the ABC hit show.

The professional dancer/actress, 30, started off the series as a dancer on the show from Season 4 until Season 8. Her growing success helped her to land a seat at the judges' table in 2014. Since her time on the show, she has participated in other projects, such as movies (Footloose and Rock of Ages), a successful dance tour with her brother Derek Hough, and has upcoming credits in Bigger and One Hit Wendy