He choreographed the Ice Dancing routine for American athletes Meryl Davis and Charlie White, so it’s no wonder Derek Hough was elated when they scored the gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
Following the announcement, the “Dancing With the Stars” stud proclaimed, "I've been rooting for them the whole time. It's just unbelievable. I'm so happy for them. It couldn't have happened to two nicer people.”
From one end of Salt Lake City, Utah to the next, the entire Hough family was in on the action, dancing at home on Christmas morning, as well as taking to the streets under the stars, after they attended a nighttime showing of the second "Hobbit" movie.
She score a huge win as the first African American woman to ever take top honors on “Dancing with the Stars” and Amber Riley was thrilled to talk about her victory on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday (November 27).
Joined by pro partner Derek Hough as well as runners up Corbin Bleu and Jack Osbourne, the “Glee” actress shared, “It meant a lot to me. Man, it was hard. It was something I’ve never done before and I put myself in a position to do something new and hard every single week. Every single week I was learning something I didn’t know. It was a very uncomfortable position to be in but I pulled it out.”
As the "official halfway point of the season" came around on Monday (October 21), fans of "Dancing with the Stars" were in for quite a few surprises!
At the start of the live episode, co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet explained that the contestants would have the option to score a few more judges' points by managing to improv dance when there was a random "Switch Up" in the music.