Wait, only three on the dais this year?
Dancing with the Stars returned for its 25th season on Monday, but only three judges filled the dais — Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba. That’s right, ballroom fans: Julianne Hough is sitting this one out.
Tom Bergeron and his cohost Erin Andrews made no mention of Hough’s absence at the top of the show as it launched into the new season featuring Barbara Corcoran, Debbie Gibson, Frankie Muniz, Nick Lachey, Terrell Owens, and others. Bergeron did, however, return to the judging trio by saying “our original three” are back.
As for Hough, she’s not staying out of the spotlight. Having just married this summer, she attended Sunday’s Emmy Awards in downtown Los Angeles.
Dancing with the Stars airs each Monday at 8 p.m. ET.