Hollywood actress Julianne Hough has been dancing pretty much since she could walk and has travelled all over the world dancing with her brother Derek Hough, with the siblings going on to become rivals on the hit television series Dancing With The Stars. Julianne has since left the show as a professional dancer and has gone on to enjoy success in her acting career, with a string of movie roles.
Now though, it has been confirmed that Julianne Hough is set to return to Dancing With The Stars but, while Derek Hough continues on the show as one of the dancers, Julianne has rejoined as part of the new look judges panel. While Derek will no doubt be delighted by the news, fellow professional dancer Karina Smirnoff has called the appointment unfair.
Smirnoff explained, "I think she is a great girl, I've known her for many years. I think that she is wonderful, gorgeous, and talented, but I don't know if it's ethical that she is judging while her brother is competing. I may be the most fair person in the world, but if my mom is dancing and she trips, I would be like, 'Well, I didn't see that…' That is my mother, and I will go stand by her side and support her regardless. Do I think it's fair? No. But it is a TV show. That is what we have to remember. It's not necessarily the Bible, it's just a TV show."
Do you think it is fair that Julianne Hough is a judge on Dancing With The Stars, while her brother Derek Hough competes on the show?
Dancing With the Stars season 19 will premiere on ABC on September 15.