"We are thrilled to have Len, Bruno and Carrie Ann back in the ballroom and look forward to welcoming guest judges wherever possible," aDancing with the Stars representative toldPeople, which did not report a reason for Hough's departure.
After joining the panel as a regular judge for Season 19, Hough remained a judge through Season 21 before departing to focus on other projects, including starring as Sandra Dee in Fox's Grease: Live! and additional dance projects.
However Hough ended up returning for last fall's 23rd season of Dancing with the Stars and then also remained a member of the judging panel for this past spring's 24th season.
Prior to becoming a judge on the reality competition series, Hough also danced in the ballroom as a professional partner for Seasons 4-8, winning two mirror-ball trophies.