Most likely, according to him, via USA Today:
Derek Hough might be hanging up his Dancing With the Stars shoes.
The three-time DWTS champion, who is expected to be part of the line-up of Dancing With the Stars All-Stars, is considering making the season his last.
“This season is kind of my swan song,” Hough tells USA TODAY. “It’s my last hurrah.”
Hough spoke to USA TODAY for a story about dancers breaking into movie roles. He will star in the film Cobu out next year and is looking at other projects. He says this is a difficult task with the consuming DWTS workload.
“It’s really difficult to do both, impossible really,” Hough says. “This show is full time…there is zero flexibility. And I want to do other projects. I want to push myself into other areas.”
“And this is my 10th season, a great bench mark,” he adds. “You just kind of feel it. I need to take that chance. It’s important.”
Adam Shankman, a judge on So You Think You Can Dance who directed Hough’s sister Julianne Hough in Rock of Ages, believes Derek is due for movie stardom.
“I think he’s the next (break-out),” says Shankman. “He feels a moment away to me.”
Well, folks, this is what I’ve been saying all along. It is virtually impossible to do both, and with Cobu out next year it will be a good time to make that transition. And Adam Shankman, I adore you – this is the same thing I’ve been saying for a while too. Derek has STAR written all over him. 🙂