In a conference call with E! News and other reporters, Hough revealed why he wanted to return to the DWTS ballroom.
“Oh, I just missed the rhinestones. I just, I missed the sparkles,” he joked (or did he?). “I love the show so much—always have, and always will. The joy it brings, the pure entertainment. Just what it represents. I think it’s much needed right now.”
It also helps that he spent 17 seasons on that set.
“It’s a very familiar sight,” he said. “Coming back to the show—it feels like coming back home. I’m just very excited.”