A very familiar face was just added to the Dancing With The Stars fall 2016 cast. According to an Aug. 26 E! report, six-time Mirrorball Trophy winner Derek Hough will waltz back into the ballroom as a pro coach when the season premieres on Sept. 12. A tweet by PureDWTS confirmed that the 31-year old Hough was a "very last-minute" addition to the lineup. He last appeared on DWTS last fall, when he won the trophy with wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin.

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DWTS season 23 cast to feature plenty of former show stars

Hough's return is exciting for fans of the hit reality dance competition, but he's far from the only former Dancing with the Stars super star to return for season 23. Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who won season 18 with Olympic gold medalist Meryl Davis, announced that he will be part of the lineup during the Aug. 25 edition of Good Morning America.

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Although he said he was finished with DWTS back in 2014, he told Us Weekly that being in "the best shape of my life" and enjoying time with his brother during their summer prompted him to go a second title this fall. 

Other pro dancers who will be part of the DWTS fall 2016 lineup after absences include Allison Holker, who missed season 22 due to pregnancy (she and husband tWitch Boss welcomed son Maddox in March); Emma Slater, who last competed alongside social media star Hayes Grier during season 21; and Gleb Savchenko, who partnered Vanderpump Rules star Lisa Vanderpump during season 10.

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Dancing With The Stars

The full Dancing with the Stars fall 2016 pro cast --to date-- includes Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Allison Holker, Emma Slater, Gleb Savchenko, Sasha Farber, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Valentin Chmerkovksiy, and Jenna Johnson. Johnson earned a promotion to pro coach after serving as a member of the DWTS performance troupe for several seasons. Tony Dovolani is officially out, and Mark Ballas' status has yet to be confirmed.

Rumored DWTS 2016 celebrity cast members

Although ABC doesn't comment on celebrity cast rumors, several familiar folks have allegedly signed on to take part in season 23. Some included in the mix are Little Women: LA star Terra Jole, Grammy winner Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, model Amber Rose, and Disney star Jake T. Austin. A hint dropped on Twitter suggested that Arnold will be paired up with a football star, though a name has yet to surface.

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The DWTS 2016 cast will hit the ballroom for the first time on Sept. 12.

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