It Wasn’t ‘Surprising’ That Tyra Banks Left ‘DWTS’

There are some main modifications occurring within the ballroom on Dancing With the Stars season 32 — and Derek Hough is prepared for them.

One of many largest shakeups of the upcoming season is that the dancing competitors will now be cohosted by Derek’s sister, Julianne Hough, who’s changing Tyra Banks to helm the present alongside Alfonso Ribeiro. The long-lasting mannequin, 49, introduced her exit from the ballroom in March after three years of emceeing the collection.

“I wouldn’t say that it was shocking,” Derek completely tells Us Weekly about Banks’ departure whereas selling his partnership with Excedrin. “She’s acquired loads on her plate and plenty of issues occurring in her future. She’s one particular person that may at all times work and can at all times be an entrepreneur and at all times create alternatives. And she or he’s a powerhouse.”

The six-time mirrorball trophy winner can’t say sufficient good issues in regards to the former America’s Subsequent High Mannequin host, who advised TMZ in March that she is “loopy, loopy centered on enterprise” within the wake of her exit.

“Tyra was simply unbelievably gracious — like actually, actually, gracious, and I simply have to provide her absolute props,” Derek tells Us about how Banks handed the cohost reins to Julianne, 36, who has gained two mirrorball trophies of her personal and has served as a decide for a number of seasons. “She simply despatched Julianne essentially the most stunning message, and I’m simply actually grateful to her for her grace.”

Derek Hough.
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As for his personal response to his sister’s new function, Derek says that there’s “no … query about it”: Julianne is the “proper selection.”

“She’s an amazing host,” the Nashville alum — who has served as a decide on DWTS since season 29 — tells Us. “, we hosted Disney specials collectively and he or she’s implausible. She additionally occurs to be a tremendous dancer and singer and every thing else, however … she was a part of the present and he or she is aware of the present and he or she’s a part of the [DWTS] household.”

The Protected Haven star and Ribeiro, 51, are the right pair to cohost the Disney+ collection, Derek provides. “I feel that their chemistry, their data, their familiarity, and likewise simply the household facet of the present … you’re gonna actually really feel that. So it’s nice.”

Banks, for her half, completely revealed to Us in March precisely why she thought Julianne was her excellent substitute.

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Tyra Banks.
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“The businesswoman in me sees how Julianne is nice on a number of ranges. She’s an expert dancer. She is the sister of Derek, a DWTS multi-champion, who’s now a stellar decide,” the Life-Measurement actress shared. “It’s going to be a household affair in that ballroom which individuals will love to look at. And she or he has a lot persona and powerful opinions backed by experience. She’s an ideal selection! She’s gonna crush it!”

As Derek focuses on what’s to return on season 32 of DWTS, he’s additionally enthusiastic about partnering with Excedrin for Head Care, the corporate’s new, drug-free line of merchandise that helps soothe complications.

“It’s a holistic method, not simply kind of ready for the migraine or ready for the headache, but it surely’s the areas in between and what we will do to be proactive to assist our total well being,” Derek tells Us of Head Care Membership, including that he and fiancée Hayley Erbert “created these motion routines” for the partnership, together with an cardio train and a “restorative yoga routine” that focuses on stretching and respiration.

With regards to working along with his bride-to-be, Derek says it’s “great.”

“We’re attempting to serve individuals and to attempt to assist others and care for us,” he explains.

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi