He’s breaking my heart here. He’s amazing for letting things roll off his back. Or perhaps he knows the manipulation and other crap but finds that to be less important than working with celebs and teaching them to dance. From News-Press.com:
As for “Dancing with the Stars,” Hough expects he’ll be returning next season to judge or to foxtrot with more fleet-footed celebrities.
“It’s likely next season,” he says. “I think I have one more left on my contract. We’ll see.”
He hopes it happens.
“I love the show,” he says. “The show’s amazing. I love every part of it… There’s really nothing like it.
“For me, as long as I have ideas and things to do on the show, I want to be a part of it.”
Derek says he’s loved meeting people and dancing with them on the hit ABC show.
“They’ve all impressed me, and they’ve all been fantastic,” he says. “But there have been some special ones, some special moments. You know, it’s just one of those moments where I look back and go, ‘Oh, wow, I can’t believe I did that!’
“It’s like with Kellie Pickler, when I did the freestyle with her (in 2013). It was just a special moment.”
Then again, he says, the show is full of special moments — including the sheer joy of teaching somebody how to dance.
“Any teacher can tell you that,” he says. “They’re nothing like showing somebody something and seeing that light go on in their eyes when they realize they can do it.
“When you’re giving and you’re sharing, it’s an amazing, fulfilling feeling. It’s great. It’s a wonderful thing.”