Hough's Season 19 participation was confirmed by Good Morning America on Thursday. She will officially be sitting on the judging panel next to mainstay judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
"I'm so excited to be back with my Dancing with the Stars family again on a regular basis. I've always aspired to be an all-around entertainer, whether I'm acting, dancing or singing, and I'm thrilled for this opportunity that will allow me to continue all of those pursuits," Hough said in a statement obtained byEntertainment Weekly.
"Derek and I just finished our 'Move Live on Tour,' which reminded me how much I miss the interaction with the dance fans that have been so supportive of me in my career. I am warming up the paddles and the sass, and I'm ready to have fun in this new role."
Hough, 26, is a two-time Dancing with the Stars champion who left the reality dancing competition before its ninth season premiered for other career ventures. She's since released a country music album and starred inFootloose and Safe Haven among other movies.
Hough never returned as a pro although she's performed on the show to promote her movies and had served as a guest judge once during each of the last two seasons.