Julianne Hough leaving “Dancing with the Stars”

November 21, 2008

(ChattahBox) — “Dancing with the Stars,” perky young Julianne Hough, js calling it quits and will not return to the show (for now). The professional dancer who was a two-time winner on the show suffered from endometriosis this season, which also required removal of her appendix during this season’s run, told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Thursday that she needs to focus on her new career.

“I really, really want to focus on the music and, you know, kind of be taken seriously a little bit,” she explained.

Hough, and celebrity partner Cody Linley, were elminated from ABC’s hit dance competition reality show earlier this week. She also performed one of the songs from her holiday album on Tuesday night.

Hough, who has been romantically linked to country singer Chuck Wicks, told Seacrest: “It’s kind of hard to be on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and do singing,” And “music is where I wanna be.”

Hough, 20, has already released a pair of albums this year, the first was earlier this year, a country music CD titled “That Song in My Head.” The most recent, “Sounds of the Season,” was a holiday album that hit stores in October.

Reported by: Hot Momma Celebrity Gossip


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