Derek Hough will not be dancing on the April 27 episode of Dancing With The Stars 2015 Season 20, his partner Nastia Liukin will be hitting the stage with Derek’s replacement pro dancer Sasha Farber. Derek Hough was seriously injured last week at rehearsal in a fluke accident. The 5 time Dancing With The Stars champion stubbed his toe on a light, and then when he went to get ice for his broken toe – he rolled his ankle and severely sprained it.
Derek Hough joined Good Morning America to discuss his injuries, and confirmed that he is out of commission and will not be performing on this week’s episode of Dancing With The Stars. Although Derek is still on crutches he has been going to rehearsals with Nastia Liukin and her new partner Sasha Farber to help them prepare for the next round of competition. In his interview with Good Morning America Derek Hough explained, “I can sort of wobble around, but I don’t know – I can’t dance.”
So far there is no news yet on when or if Derek Hough will be returning to Season 20 of Dancing With The Stars – at this point the pro dancer is just trying to get back on his feet and be able to walk without crutches, flipping and twirling around on the dance floor doesn’t look like it will be in his near future. Sadly, Derek Hough and Olympic Nastia Liukin were obvious frontrunners for this season’s Mirror Ball trophy. Now, it is unclear whether she and Sasha will be able to create the same magical success that she and Derek did on the dance floor. And, Derek is very popular with Dancing With The Stars fans – we will soon learn if Nastia’s dance skills were what was garnering America’s votes, or just the fact that Hough was her partner.
Have you been watching Season 20 of Dancing With The Stars? Do you think Nastia Liukin still has a chance of winning without Derek Hough? How long do you think he will be out of work? Let us know what you think in the comments below!