Looks like Julianne Hough could be coming full circle!
The former Dancing With the Stars pro dancer (turned movie star) has been offered a role as a fourth judge on the upcoming 19th season, sources connected to the show confirm to E! News. (ABC does not comment on "casting rumors.")
We are told that all three current judges— Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli—will stay put, and that Julianne would be added as an additional full-time panelist. She has not signed any contract and has not yet decided whether she wants to take the gig, according to show insiders.
DWTS showrunner Rob Wade recently told us exclusively that he wanted all three old judges to return this season, in addition to adding someone new to the pot. "We want all those three to come back," Wade said. "I think the guest judges worked really well last season. I think there's arguments for adding to the panel and stuff, but certainly not subtracting. I really like the three of them…getting the chemistry of a panel right is extremely difficult. And when you have three people like that, who are not only on-camera so great, but off-camera so great, you don't really want to mess with it."
This won't be Hough's first time serving as a judge on DWTS, as she previously appeared as a guest judge in seasons 17 and 18. But this will be the first time another regular judge joins the table.
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