Derek Hough is returning to Dancing with the Stars! The fan favorite is giving fans great news today after it was learned that the six-time Mirror Ball trophy winner will be back on the show.

When Hough is coming back

Viewers have missed seeing Derek on the dance floor. He wasn't seen in season 22 because he was taking a break. It was also confirmed earlier this month that he wouldn't be on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars because he was working on another project.Now there's word that Hough is returning because the production he was working on -- Broadway's Singin' In The Rain -- has reportedly moved from opening this fall to some time in 2017.

This has changed things for Derek, who plans to come back for season 23 as a dancer. For fans of the show, the news couldn't be better.

E! News reports that Derek will be doing double television duty this fall. He's appearing on NBC's Hairspray Live!, which doesn't air until October 24.Derek's sister, Julianne Hough, is returning to DWTS in her third season as a judge; she sat out season 22. This means she'll be judging her brother on the dance floor.Derek is excited about coming back to Dancing with the Stars.

He said the latest change on the Broadway revival frees him up "to do other things." He said things changed a little, so he's ready to get back on the dance floor.

Dancers making a return to DWTS

This week has been full of news over who's expected to appear on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. Nine dancers are confirmed as coming back to the show. They include Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Lindsay Arnold, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Sasha Farber, Allison Holker, and Gleb Savchenko.

Dancers not returning this season are Peta Murgatroyd and Kym Johnson. Peta is expecting her first child with Maksim and Kym just got married to season 22 celebrity dance partner and Shark Tank star, Robert Herjavek.The official cast lineup will be announced on ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday morning.

Are you excited to hear that Derek Hough is coming back to the show?

Dancing with the Stars season 23 premieres on Monday, September 12 on ABC at 8 p.m., ET/PT.

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