ABC announced Tuesday that Derek Hough will serve as a judge for the upcoming season, replacing Len Goodman.
Goodman is unable to travel to film the series because he is currently living in the United Kingdom, and there are travel restrictions due to Covid-19.
Goodman will be a part of the series "in a different capacity," presumably via Zoom, which has helped a lot of shows continue to production as we get to grips with the threat of the pandemic.
“This show has been and will always be incredibly special to me,” Hough said in a statement, confirming the news.
“Coming back feels like coming home, and I couldn’t be more excited to be back in the ballroom.”
Hough will judge the series alongside returning judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Hough has worked