There have been a lot of Dancing With The Stars spoilers swirling around this week just ahead of the formal cast announcement for Season 23 and some juicy dish just emerged. It had been said that Derek Hough would not be participating in this fall season, and Julianne Hough was not expected to be back as a judge. However, now reports have come out indicating that they both will be back on DWTS for this next season.

Reports detail that Derek Hough is surprising fans with a return to Dancing With the Stars

According to E! Online, Derek Hough will be returning as a professional dancer in Season 23. This does come as a bit of a shock, although this isn't the first time he's surprised his fans with a Dancing With the Stars return at the last minute as a similar shocker came when he danced with gymnast Nastia Liukin a while back.

Derek has numerous other projects in the works right now, including NBC's Hairspray Live! Production this fall. However, it seems that the timing and geographical issues work for him to still have a DWTS partner this time after all.

Hough did take Season 22 off and had led many to believe he was likely done as a pro for good, but some Dancing With the Stars spoilers suggest that he was perhaps lured back by getting an intriguing or exciting celebrity partner. Julianne was not a judge for Season 22, but it seems that she is headed back now for the fall too.

Which celebrities are rumored to be doing Dancing With the Stars Season 23?

As for the celebrity cast, a few names have reportedly been confirmed. Amber Rose, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, and Little Women: LA star Terra Jole are seemingly “in” for DWTS and there has been a lot of talk that Ryan Lochte will be in the cast mix as well. Dancing With the Stars spoilers hint that Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher might sign on for this fall and there has been a lot of speculation that Jake T. Austin from shows like The Fosters and Wizards of Waverly Place may be on DWTS as well.

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Viewers are definitely expecting to see an Olympic athlete or two, with a focus on the “Final Five” gymnasts in particular.

Who will Derek Hough's Dancing With the Stars partner be?

Could Derek partner with Laurie Hernandez like some have speculated? Other confirmed DWTS pros include Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Artem Chigvintsev, Gleb Savchenko, and Sasha Farber on the men's side. According to PureDWTS, Mark Ballas is expected to be in the mix this fall, but Tony Dovolani is taking a season off.

As for the female pros, Dancing With the Stars spoilers detail that Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Emma Slater, Witney Carson, Allison Holker, and Jenna Johnson are already confirmed. With the news emerging that Jenna is moving from the troupe to be paired with a celebrity, it would seem that the female pro slate is complete. It is expected that 13 pairs will dance this fall, which would seemingly mean that getting confirmation of Mark's participation, if indeed he is returning, is the only pro puzzle piece that is outstanding.

The formal announcement regarding the celebrity cast and partnerships will come on August 30 on Good Morning America, and Season 23 of Dancing With the Stars is set to premiere on Monday, September 12. Who would you like to see partnered up this fall?