Although it has been five years since she waltzed through the ballroom as a “Dancing With The Stars” pro, Julianne Hough could be plotting her return to the ABC show for Season 19 — not as a teacher, but as a judge.
TMZ reports, the dancer and actress is “in talks” to take a seat at the judge’s table this fall. It’s unclear whether she will be joining judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli as a fourth member or if she will be replacing one of the long time staples. If that is the case, rumor has it she could be taking over Goodman spot, as he has often teased of his looming retirement desires.
Either way, if Hough accepts the position, it won’t be her first time in the hot seat, as she has appeared as a rather critical guest judge in Seasons 17 and 18. Fans were shocked when both times the seemingly sweet Hough went hard on long time friend Mark Ballas as well as most recent pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
What do you think about Julianne potentially returning to the ballroom? Would you rather have her back as a judge or a pro?