Is Derek Hough Being Groomed To Be The Next Ryan Seacrest?

June 13, 2012 By:
Is Derek Hough Being Groomed To Be The Next Ryan Seacrest?

It’s no surprise that Rock of Ages star Julianne Hough has been dating Ryan Seacrest for two years now. If this is a surprise to you, surf the Internet and stop being a loser!

Anyway, we can’t help but notice that Julianne’s dancer brother Derek Hough seems to be stepping into Ryan Seacrest’s shadow. Literally.

Tuesday night, Derek filled in as Giuliana Rancic’s co-host on “E! News.” If you squint your eyes enough, the cute blonde dancer looks a lot like Ryan Seacrest himself. Is it weird that Julianne is dating someone who looks a lot like her brother? Ehh, let’s not dwell on that.

It’s unsure if Ryan Seacrest used his pull at the E! network to get his girlfriend’s brother on the show. But Ryan didn’t have to, because Derek seemed right at home in front of the E! teleprompter.

Derek swallowed his words now and then, but had incredible stage presence and looked very much at home on the E! stage. Ryan hasn’t been on the daily “E! News” show in months, but steps in for E! duties during awards season and other high-profile events.

What I’m trying to say is, there’s a place for Derek Hough to score a hosting gig while Ryan is busy fulfilling his other million job duties.

There’s been rumors swirling that Julianne and Ryan are tying the knot soon, Derek told Hollyscoop, “Yeah of course, listen, if people are in love and they are happy then the next step is marriage, so why not. I will be the ring bearer."

If and when they do marry, can Julianne write it into the pre-nup that Ryan Seacrest has to give her brother a job? Probably.