Derek Hough Speaks on Dancing With the Stars Tour
So, how's it going brother of Julianne Hough?
TVGuide.com: You've done this before â" you did the 2006 Dancing with the Stars winter tour.
Derek Hough: Right. But this tour is a lot different from the last one. When I did the last tour, it was because of the tour that I got a shot on the show. Same thing for Julianne.
TVGuide.com: Really? How so?
Hough: We were on the last winter tour in Nashville, and the producers were like, wow, this girl's a bombshell. She's going to be great and we want to put her on the show. I was actually with Julianne when she was offered the show and I was so excited and proud. And not really surprised. Because I knew she was more than capable of doing it and that she would look fantastic.
And when I saw her on the show, and how great she was doing, and then, when she actually won the show, I was overwhelmed with pride.
TVGuide.com: So is this tour different for you from the last one?
Hough: Yes, definitely, because after being on the show, you feel like the audience might expect more from you. Before, nobody knew me, so there wasn't very much pressure. And I knew that they were focusing on the people they saw on television, the people they had been connecting with. Now, there's a little more pressure and I've got to make sure I do a really good job. I don't want to let them down.
TVGuide.com: Now that you've got some distance from the show, how do you feel about that infamous spill you took with Jenny Garth â" the one they replayed over and over?
Hough: It's good when things like that happen sometimes, just to remind people that this is real, this is live.