"I will miss being on the panel for Season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing," Hough, 27, told People. "The pro dancers, producers and crew at DWTS will always be my family."
"I promise it's not the last you'll see of me in the ballroom," Hough added in her statement.
Before Hough landed her spot as a judge on Dancing with the Stars, she competed as a pro partner on Seasons 4 through 8. She is a two-time mirrorball trophy champion but left the show to pursue her film and country-singing goals. Hough appeared as a guest judge during that time off before signing on as a regular judge.
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