Derek Hough bids goodbye to 'Dancing with the Stars'

Emmy Award-winning choreographer Derek Hough will not appear on the upcoming season of dance-reality show 'Dancing with the Stars'. The show returns for its 20th instalment in March.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 14, 2015, 12:19 PM IST
Derek Hough bids goodbye to 'Dancing with the Stars'

Los Angeles: Emmy Award-winning choreographer Derek Hough will not appear on the upcoming season of dance-reality show 'Dancing with the Stars'. The show returns for its 20th instalment in March.

Hough, 29, has quit the show to play the male lead in the stage show 'New York Spring Spectacular' at Radio City Music Hall this summer, reported People magazine.

"I am ecstatic that I'll able to extend my passion for performing to the Great Stage of Radio City Music Hall in 'New York Spring Spectacular'. "Performing at Radio City Music Hall in a show that celebrates everything that is beloved about New York City is a dream. I can't wait to show fans this production ... It's going to be like nothing they've seen me in before," he said.

Debuting in March, the limited, seven-week engagement will feature Hough as Jack, a man with a special mission who will receive an eternal reward if he's able to help a man named Bernie keep his position as a New York City tour guide.

There will also be celebrity cameos by Donald Trump, Martha Stewart and Henrik Lundqvist, among others. Previews for Hough's 'Spectacular' at Radio City Music Hall begin on March 12, and the show runs through May 3.