Derek Hough heads back to dance floor on ‘Dancing With the Stars’

The six-time “DWTS” champ, who is now a judge, takes us behind the scenes as he prepares to show this season’s contestants how it’s done.
2:05 | 10/19/20

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We are back with a look ahead to tonight's "Dancing with the stars." Derek hough is said to return to center stage with a special performance and Lara is back with the details. Hey, Lara. Hello, George. Yeah, that's right. Derek hough, six-time "Dancing with the stars" champ turned judge is going back on the dance room floor to show how it is done. We caught up with him for a sneak peek at his exciting return. Before Derek hough was a judge on "Dancing with the stars" -- By the beard of zeus, that is a lot of chest hair. Reporter: -- He was a "Dancing with the stars" champ. Amber and Derek. Reporter: Winning six mirror ball trophy, the most in dwts So much fun. It's been a great season. The cast has been amazing. Reporter: And tonight for the first time since 2017, Derek will be back on the dance floor doing what he does best. Here on the ballroom the lights were off. Nobody was in the room and I was having a moment like, wow, I've done hundreds of performances in this room on this floor and I'm just so excited to add this one to the list and it's going to be really special. Reporter: The mirror ball champ will be joined by his girlfriend Haley dancing the paso Doble. This will be the first time we have danced together in that ballroom so it's going to be really special. Reporter: While he's been away from the dance floor he's been perfecting his skills on tiktok from his trailer. at the gym. Even while his girlfriend eats my dance I'm so excited to perform on "Dancing with the stars" once again. It just feels just exciting and sort of returning to a space that I love so much but also honestly I'm grateful. So excited to share this performance with everyone. We are so excited too, Derek. Can't wait to see you out there. "Dancing with the stars" airs tonight, 8:00 P.M. Eastern, 7:00 central.

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