The DWTS ballroom will be down a Hough come March.
Fans of Dancing With the Stars were disappointed when they heard Derek Hough, a fan-favorite pro who has won five seasons, would not be participating in season 20, even if it was for a good reason: he's playing the male lead in the New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.
But rest assured, Hough's temporary leave will not become a permanent one. (And his sister Julianne Hough will still be on the show.)
"Well, he's not leaving. He's sitting out a season," executive producer Rob Wade tells E! News. "And it's amazing that we started this show, 10 years ago, I think Derek started in season two or three and now he got an opportunity to be on Broadway. It's amazing that our dancers can grow to a place where they can do something like that and come back."