DWTS – Derek Hough Doesn’t Want His Fellow Dancing Costars To Get Too Comfortable In His Absense

People.com interviewed Derek this week. Derek promises that he’s coming back to the show and with “new tricks” to boot. Not only that, Derek teases his fellow dancers not wanting them to get too comfortable in his absense. Already, I’m noticing some people at twitter taking the line to Maks below wrong saying Derek is being “rude”. Well, in my opinion, anyone that knows Derek (INCLUDING MAKS!), knows he is just funning around. (Heidi’s Comment: Well, some of Maks’ fans are notorious for completely lacking a sense of humor, so no surprise there. :-) After some of the swipes that Maks has taken in the past, I say SCORE, Derek!! Ha!)

“I’m learning so much,” he recently told PEOPLE in Las Vegas. “I’ve been teaching so long and it’s interesting because now I’m like the student. The role I’m playing required me to do things I haven’t done before. I’m doing a lot of tapping, which is interesting because I’m not much of a tapper.”

Hough doesn’t want any of his former (and future) costars to get too comfortable in his absence, but he’s having a good time razzing his fellow dancers.

Hough said: “I told [Maksim Chmerkovskiy], ‘Here you go buddy, now that I’m gone you can have this one.’

More at People.com. Also, don’t miss visiting Pure Derek Hough as well because Heidi has some super cool new pictures (like the one above) and videos of Derek at the “Sucker Punch” premiere this week.