With six mirror ball trophies on Dancing with the Stars, two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography and several stage production gigs, pro dancer Derek Hough has certainly established his name in the world of dancing. But before all that fame, did you know he once dropped his partner on live television?
Derek shares his most embarrassing moment to his sister Julianne Hough on People Now, as well as his celebrity crush. He also recounts the last time he got starstruck.
“I’m dropping my partner live on television for my first season of Dancing with the Stars,” recalls Derek, who was paired with actress Jennie Garth at the time.
Here’s the video of Derek and Jennie’s quickstep on Dancing with the Stars, where he dropped his partner:
When asked about his celebrity crush, Derek named One Tree Hill and Chicago PD actress Sophia Bush because “she’s just so cute.” He also named actor Denzel Washington as the person who made him starstruck.
“We were doing Hairspray rehearsals and he just walked in,” Derek said of the award-winning actor. “I actually didn’t recognize him … He talked to us about an hour and a half about acting and directing and it was the coolest thing ever.”
Dancing with the Stars will return for season 24 in 2017 on ABC.
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