Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) season 23 won’t witness the brilliant performance of Derek Hough. However, a latest buzz speaks about his possibility of returning to this dance reality in season 24. If rumors are to be believed, then it would be  a great news for his fans to make whoopee.

Relevant sources reveal that the professional Latin and ballroom dancer won’t appear on Dancing With the Stars when it returns in September. While promoting Hairspray Live! at NBC’s summer TCA press tour, Derek Hough expressed that he is not coming back on Dancing With Stars season 23.

That doesn’t mean the dancing heartthrob won’t join the DWTS ballroom in down the road.   As the 31-year-old dancing star said earlier the ‘door is always open for him to return’, the best we can hope for is to see him set the stage on fire anytime soon.

When Derek Hough won the  Dancing With The Stars season 21 with Bindi Irwin, he shared his joy by saying:

“I’m not one for closing chapters in that way, especially for something that’s so important to me and that’s been like family for so many tears. So, for me in my mind, that door is always open, and we’ll see!”

Dancing With the Stars: Derek Hough

Hough believes the Dancing family is a huge part of his life.  Recently  he attended the July 31 wedding of professional dancer Kym Johnson and Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec, who fell in love with each other on the sets of Dancing With the Stars.

While the fans will miss seeing him on DWTS, Derek will be busy this fall preparing for his next role in NBC’s Hairspray Live!. It is the network’s next live musical production and Derek Hough will be playing Corny Collins on it.  Hairspray Live! is releasing this December. According to E! News, even NBC appears to be delighted to have the television’s best dancer on board.

In the meantime, watch some fantastic dance performances on Dancing with the Stars, which premieres Monday, Sept. 12 on ABC. Stay tuned for more updates.