Julianne Hough Joins DWTS Judges Panel

Posted: Aug 22 2014, 3:18am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 22 2014, 4:48am CDT, in News | Latest Celebrity News

Julianne Hough to Act as One of the Judges on DWTS
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Julianne Hough is to act as one of the judges on the platform known as DWTS.

Julianne Hough used to be a great dancer and still is of course. But now Julianne Hough has exchanged the role of step-taking mistress for being a judge on the show DWTS. Julianne will be entering the scenario as a fourth judge alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

26-year-old dancer will get to sit behind a panel and flash rating cards at the stars who dance on the show. She spoke of how her attitude to it was to stay positive and optimistic.

She was not going to fall prey to the pretension syndrome and she was not into being too PC. Julianne also confirmed the fact that she was not a very judgmental person and didn’t want to be rude or overly strict with the participants.

She was there to encourage and buck up the hardworking partakers in the fine art of dancing. And so there was simply no question of arrogance or pontification on her part.

"My role is to encourage and be supportive, and to also be candid and honest and try not to beat around the bush, to be too politically correct," Hough told PEOPLE.

"I want to give critiques so they can improve. I'm not there to be harsh or cause a controversy. I won't be mean or malicious. That's not who I am. That's not my role at all."

Hough has done her stuff before the judges on the show before. And she has even been a judge previously. But this time around she wants to be a more permanent fixture among the judge’s panel.

She had been on tour with her brother Derek and now she was returning to her roots. This show was where she had begun her journey and it was here that she was going to end it metaphorically speaking.

"After being on tour with my brother [Derek], it felt like time to move on," Hough said.

"I felt like I really reconnected with fans, and the people have supported me since day one. They have followed me from Dancing with the Stars to my other aspirations. It just feels like the perfect time to reconnect and be a part of where it all began, with my family."

They were like family to her. She may get to judge her brother too later on but is not worried or anxious lest it ruin their friendship as siblings.

"Derek has been known to be very good with his partnerships," Hough said. "But it's not about my brother, nor is it about Cheryl or Mark. It's about the partnership and the celebrity who is dancing."

She is comfortable with her role and is a truly warm and soulful person and is not going to be a pompous old windbag, like so many of those in positions of authority.

ABC's show DWTS is about to return on September 15th and with Julianne Hough as a fourth judge, it will be an exciting event that audiences will get to view in all its many splendored glory.

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