London: AActress-dancer Julianne Hough won't return as a judge on the upcoming 22nd season of dancing reality show 'Dancing with the Stars'.
Julianne Hough. Pic/Santa Banta
The 27-year-old, who won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy twice as a professional on the show, announced she is taking a break from the glitz and glamour of the dancing competition, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
"I promise it's not the last you'll see of me in the ballroom. I will miss being on the panel for season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing," Hough said.
However, there is some good news for fans as head judge Len Goodman will be back alongside Bruno Tonioli after sitting out the last series to spend time with his family.
Hough's departure may not be permanent as show bosses are keen to see the star "back in the ballroom" in the future.
Producer Rob Wade said: "Julianne will always be a part of the 'Dancing with the Stars' family and we hope to see her back in the ballroom in the future."