Julianne Hough will not be returning as a judge for the 22nd season of Dancing with the Stars.

Julianne Hough Exiting DWTS

Hough, 27, who has served on the Dancing with the Stars judging panel for the last three seasons, has decided to step away from the show for the next season in favor of pursuing other projects.

“I will miss being on the panel for Season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing,” Hough, who once served as one of the pro dancers on Dancing with the Stars, said in a statement to People. “The pro dancers, producers and crew at DWTS will always be my family.”

“I promise it’s not the last you’ll see of me in the ballroom,” Hough added.

Dancing with the Stars producer Rob Wade reiterated that Hough will be returning to the dance floor on the show despite formally taking her leave of the reality dancing competition.

“Julianne will always be a part of the Dancing with the Stars family and we hope to see her back in the ballroom in the future,” Wade said.

Carrie Anna Inaba and Bruno Tonioli will be back to judge the dances, as will Len Goodman.

Dancing with the Stars will kick off its 22nd season Monday, March 21.

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