Will Derek Hough ever return to Dancing With the Stars?

Months after Hough left his role on the show and took on a judges spot on World of Dance, fans are wondering if the dancer will be back for a future season of the ABC series and while he will not be featured during the fall season of the show, he hasn't ruled out a return completely. 

“I will never say never,” Hough told Us Weekly during the Choreography Nominee Reception in Los Angeles. “Listen, I’m an advocate for dance and I’m an advocate for entertaining. I’m an entertainer. I’m here to serve. I’m here to serve the audience and to create stories and to serve the world of dance. So any way I can help, I’ll be happy to do it.”

“I love the show and being a part of it for 400 something episodes and 18 seasons and 6 wins and 2 Emmys. I’m so grateful for that show. I love it so much. It’s family. They are my friends,” he continued. “I will always be a positive ambassador for that show for as long as I live because it gave me so much and I love it so much. But I’m very excited about this new chapter I’ve turned and it’s been very successful so far. It’s just been wonderful. I’m very excited.”

Although Hough's schedule is quite busy, he has managed to maintain a romance with Dancing With the Stars troupe dancer Hayley Erbert for the past two years.

“She downplays everything she does and I’m like, no no no you gotta celebrate it. She’s just so humble,” he said of his leading lady.