‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pro Derek Hough Joins Television set Series

Getty Derek Hough is returning to “Dancing With the Stars” for season 29. Derek Hough


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Derek Hough is returning to “Dancing With the Stars” for season 29.

Derek Hough has been a professional dancer and judge on Dancing With the Stars, and now the Emmy Award-winning choreographer is getting his abilities someplace new. Hough will visitor star on Disney’s Large College Musical: The Musical: The Collection in period 2 of the display, as Deadline noted previous March.

The new year premieres on Could 14, with Hough taking part in the character Zack, a Broadway star coming home to direct a theater program at East High’s rival university, North Superior. He also takes place to be the ex-boyfriend of East Higher drama teacher Overlook Jenn, performed by Kate Reinders.

When talking to Persons about the position, Hough claimed his character is entirely distinctive from who he in fact is in his daily life.

“He’s a tiny bit of a baddie – or the opposition,” Hough instructed the outlet. “It was enjoyable to lean into just becoming a minor smug. In lifestyle, I’m pretty self-deprecating and a goofball really, so it was enjoyment to participate in that character. And to sing a little bit and to dance.”


Matters Get Steamy Concerning Zack & Overlook Jenn in Season 2, According to Hough

Hough reported that factors get a very little bit steamy involving his character and Miss out on Jenn.

“There’s definitely some flirtation taking place there,” he instructed People today. “It’s sort of playful but also pretty seriously aggressive. It’s a weird combination of, ‘Remember that time?’ and also, ‘You seem definitely very good,’ and also, ‘I’m gonna kick your butt.’”

Sad to say, Hough said his purpose didn’t allow him substantially time to get the job done with the younger solid users, but he did inform People today he thinks they’re very gifted.

The season’s filming wrapped up by the end of February, Just Jared Jr. reported. Playbill reported the period was “COVID-delayed” but started generation on February 5 in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah.


Hough Admires Olivia Rodrigo

Olivia Rodrigo stars as Nini in Superior Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Series, and Hough reported he admires her expertise.

“Honestly, I heard [‘Drivers License’], and I was like, ‘This is a wonderful track,’” he shared with Folks. “It was all over TikTok and all these matters, and I didn’t even put two and two with each other. Then inevitably, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, which is Olivia! That’s wonderful!’ And then you commenced hearing about all the backstory. … And the only issue I could assume about, honestly, during all that was like, ‘Oh yeah, I have been there. A hundred moments.’ When I was likely to school, you go by that time — and I think we can all relate to that.”

Hough also took the time to open up up about what it was like discovering that Globe of Dance, a show he’s been element of for a few seasons, was canceled. He shared that he’d regarded the present wasn’t coming again for quite some time, but he cherished performing with J Lo and Ne-Yo.

“But I’m truly, actually energized about exactly where I am suitable now with Dancing With the Stars and with ABC and Disney, and I have a new present that I’m really, really, very enthusiastic about that is extremely difficult but is form of a dream job,” he informed People today. “I cannot say what it is but, but we’ll almost certainly be asserting it somewhat before long.”

Higher School Musical: The Musical: The Series time 2 premieres on Disney+ on Might 14.

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