Derek Hough Leaving Dancing With the Stars

January 31, 2011 By:
Derek Hough Leaving Dancing With the Stars

Derek Hough is cha-cha-cha-ing his way off of Dancing with the Stars.

The three time mirror ball trophy winner is going to take the next season of DWTS off to film a movie.

He's set to play the lead role in the upcoming dance movie Cobu 3D opposite Korean pop star BoA.

He said, "People will see a much edgier side of me and these other styles of dance I'm capable of doing. I will be making it back to Dancing with the Stars in the fall.

"I'm just taking a little break and taking this chance to grow and expand a little bit as an artist. It's like I told one of the producers on the show – I'll come back with a whole new set of skills."

Sounds lame. Don't worry he'll be back--they always come back.