Julianne Hough Confirmed as New Dancing with the Stars Judge

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It's official: Julianne Hough is coming back to Dancing with the Stars.

But she won't be donning a ball gown.

After competing on the reality program as a professional for five seasons, and making recent appearances as a guest judge, Hough will be one of four regular judges for the upcoming 19th season of Dancing With the Stars.

She'll join Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli at the panel this fall.

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"I'm so excited to be back with my Dancing with the Stars family again on a regular basis," said Hough via statement. "I've always aspired to be an all-around entertainer, whether I'm acting, dancing or singing, and I'm thrilled for this opportunity that will allow me to continue all of those pursuits."

The actual stars for the next season of DWTS will be announced on Thursday, September 4, just days prior to the Monday, September 15 premiere.

"We are delighted to welcome Julianne back to the DWTS family," Executive Producer Rob Wade said in a press release. "Her blend of ballroom dancing experience and unique judging ability make her the ideal choice for the show, and we are very excited to have her, Carrie Ann, Bruno and Len on board."

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