Welcome to Pure Derek Hough!

This is a site for fans of Derek Hough. We try our best to compile all news, pictures, music and videos about and by Derek – if you find something you think we’ve missed, feel free to contact us. If you are a new fan of Derek’s and want to learn more about him, the “Accomplishments” and “Biography” buttons to the right (and above) contain pages of what we know (or think we know). 😉

Also to the right is a music section where you can find music by Ballas Hough, Derek’s band, and songs that Derek has danced to on Dancing with the Stars. Complete with iTunes links.

If you want to see old posts, there are two ways: 1) by the media buttons to the right, or; 2) by month under the “Derek Archives” buttons also on the right-hand side of this page.

Questions? Click Contact Us. And Welcome!

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Derek Hough Is Corny Collins! Hairspray Live Promo Photo!

He embodies Corny Collins, that’s for sure.:-D I can’t wait for this – so exciting. But man – DWTS and Hairspray? Already feeling tired. 🙂

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Derek Hough Attends 2016 Emmy Reception Dinner – Photos

Derek Hough is making a brief appearance at the 2016 Emmy Reception dinner tonight. We’ll post photos as we find some. So, keep checking back….

Doesn’t he look gorgeous and so cool as always?

Derek Hough at Emmy Recption Dinner by Happy Hough

Emmy reception!! Looking fine as always! #derekhough #snapchat #emmy #emmyreception

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Yeahhhh…Marilu like I said several hours ago.

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Derek Hough: The Week in Twitter – August 28, 2016

I can’t believe we’re at the end of August already! Unbelievable how fast this year has gone by, even with Derek not doing DWTS in the spring. Amazing. And we have a lot to look forward to, don’t we?

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Is Derek Hough’s DWTS Season 23 Partner Marilu Henner?? More Speculation…

I’ve been doing some research and some spying…and this is my current guess for Derek’s partner for this season.

Keep in mind that I don’t KNOW anything for sure…this is just a hunch based on some interesting follows and such. 😉

Not too much longer till we find out if I’m right or wrong….I hope I’m right…I love her!!

ETA!! We have some new Intel that lends credence to my theory – we’re about 90% sure that Marilu is Derek’s partner!!

ETA2: Here you go. You can believe it or not.

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Derek Hough: A Day in the Life – August 26, 2016

Well, it’s interesting that yesterday Derek had a pretty full day on snapchat…and today there’s silence. After he’s been leaked as being back on DWTS. Probably started with his partner today. 😉 Anyway, here’s his snapchats from yesterday.

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And here are a couple from instagram…

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Derek Hough’s DWTS Season 23 Partner Might Be…

Jojo Fletcher, the Bachelorette?? Here’s your mission, Derek fans. Go follow beccatilley on snapchat. She’s filming something with Jojo today. Listen to the audio portions from this morning and see if you can hear Derek’s voice. Courtney texted this to me…I kinda think it sounds like him although a bit nasally.

Check it out and report in!!

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Derek Hough Listed as Presenter for the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys!

This guy is just so busy after a few months of fun in the sun! First, Hollywood’s Night Under the Stars, then he signs on to season 23 of DWTS and now he’s presenting at the Creative Arts Emmys on September 11th, according to Deadline. They split the Creative Arts Emmys into two nights for some reason – the 10th and 11th – and they will air on September 17th on FXX.

Night 1 will feature Bob Newhart, Rachel Bloom, Allison Janney, Michael Kelly and Bradley Whitford. The second night will see Morgan Freeman, RuPaul Charles, Vanessa Hudgens, Carrie Ann Inaba, Heidi Klum and Derek Hough.

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Derek Hough Returns to Dancing with the Stars for Season 23!!

I’m not actually going to share my thoughts on this one beyond saying that I hope they made it worth his while. I love seeing what Derek creates and comes up with, for sure. 🙂 When I first heard about this (a while ago) – my first reaction was to swear a lot. But he does love to prove me wrong, doesn’t he? 🙂


We’ll have double the Chmerkovskiys on Dancing With the Stars this season, and also double the Houghs because both Derek and Julianne Hough are returning to the show for its upcoming 23rd season.

E! News has learned that the Hough siblings are both heading back to the ballroom—Derek as a pro and Julianne once again as a judge. ABC does not comment on casting for the show, but the full celeb lineup will be revealed on Good Morning America on Tuesday.

ETA: I have to add that, now that I’ve had a while to digest the idea, that I am happy that he’s coming back. I was kinda dreading this season without him again. 😉

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Derek Hough: A Day (and Night) in the Life – August 24, 2016

Well, as you all probably know, Vogue and I have been super busy the last couple days so, while I instagramed some of Derek’s snapchats, I didn’t actually post them. So, here is all day yesterday, starting with Julianne telling Romie good morning all the way to dinner with Nanny (Mark’s Grandma) – and he’s snapping Hayley again. 🙂 And can Brooks eat some oatmeal or what?? Looks excellent except for the raisins. Also, if you haven’t already guessed what Derek is working on for next year, be sure to weigh in.

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Nappytabs Accomplishment Video Part 1 Includes Derek Hough And Allison Holker

Nappytabs made a cool cool video of their accomplishments. And guess what? They included Derek and Allison Holker in it. Be sure to watch it below. Stunning!

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