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Why Derek Hough Is Excited About The New ‘DWTS’ Format

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Derek Hough couldn’t be happier to return to Dancing With The Stars this year. Although there are going to be many changes, the judge is excited to return to the competition. In fact, there are so many expected changes this year that Derek Hough says the newest season almost feels like a relaunch. In the past weeks, he’s given several sneak peeks to get fans excited about the new season.

What exactly can viewers expect when the season premiere drops tonight at 8 PM eastern time? Keep reading to get the inside scoop.

Derek Hough spills a few more details about the upcoming season

TV Line had the chance to sit down with the Utah native ahead of the Season 31 premiere. And it definitely sounds like there will be a lot for viewers to get excited about. According to Derek Hough, the newest season feels completely like a relaunch.

“In some ways, it feels like a brand-new show. We’ve been on for 16 years and 30 seasons. The show has been so special to so many people. I recently read that there are more people watching streaming than there are people watching cable. We all know that the move to streaming has been inevitable. I’m really proud to be a part of a show that’s ahead of the curve and always has been. It’s exciting and it’s also uncertain,” the 37-year-old judge said.

Derek Hough from YouTube
Derek Hough/YouTube

Derek Hough went on to discuss how the new season will work with no commercial break. The judge said it will be a completely immersive experience and fans will be able to watch it over and over again after the live stream.

The pro-turned-judge has a few performances planned for this season

Since Derek Hough became a judge in Season 29, he’s entertained fans with a few performances of his own. And it seems like that will be the case this year too. He confirmed to TV Line that he and his fiancee Hayley Erbert will perform this season.

“[Hayley] will be there for some performances I’ll be creating. She’s been a part of some special moments on Dancing With the Stars. I love it when she showcases her amazing abilities and skills that people haven’t seen before,” he told the publication.

Derek Hough from YouTube
Derek Hough & Hayley Erbert/YouTube

Additionally, many fans are hoping to hear a little bit more about Derek and Hayley’s wedding plans. They got engaged earlier this year and fans have really loved seeing their romance grow and develop. It will be a special treat to see them perform together too.

Dancing With The Stars Season 31 premieres tonight at 8 PM eastern time on Disney+. Fans can tune in and watch everything happen live. Don’t forget to tune in — you won’t want to miss out on the excitement!

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