DWTS: Why Isn’t Derek Hough There Week 3?

Fans may need seen that choose Derek Hough is absent from “Dancing With the Stars” season 30 in week 3. Here is what host Tyra Banks needed to say about it on the prime of the show.

Derek Had a Possible COVID Exposure

At the start of the October 4 episode of “Dancing With the Stars,” Banks up to date followers on the place Hough was for this week, saying, “Due to a possible COVID publicity and though he’s totally vaccinated and examined detrimental, Derek will sit out tonight’s show out of an abundance of warning.”

Funnily sufficient, Hough joined “Dancing With the Stars” as a choose in season 29 as a result of choose Len Goodman was caught within the United Kingdom because of COVID journey restrictions. Now Len is again, however it’s Derek taking every week off simply to be secure.

Hough has been commuting forwards and backwards to Las Vegas due to his residency show there, which was rescheduled after it was postponed in mid-2020 because of the Pandemic. “Derek Hough: No Limit” is on the Venetian Resort’s Summit Showroom. The show has a restricted engagement, operating Sept. 22-26, Sept. 29-30, Oct. 1-2, Oct. 13-17, and Nov. 3-7, Nov. 10-14, and Nov. 17-21.

“Fans will journey by a real fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores types starting from ballroom and faucet to salsa, hip-hop and all the pieces in between,” stated the press launch. “[The show will] incorporate all-new manufacturing components, designed particularly for the astounding versatility of The Summit Showroom, and, as all the time, Derek’s magnetic stage presence.”

Hough Is Not The Only Absence

Professional dancer Cheryl Burke examined constructive for COVID every week in the past Sunday, again on September 26, after which a couple of days later, her accomplice Cody Rigsby additionally examined constructive for COVID. So this week, they’re dancing a jazz routine remotely. On Instagram, Cheryl praised the manufacturing workforce for serving to them keep within the competitors.

“@dancingabc we’re READY for Britney evening! See you quickly!! … Thank you once more to the manufacturing crew for making this occur so America may watch us dance!” wrote Cheryl, including in a separate submit, “Thank you SO MUCH to all the DWTS crew for working so onerous to make this all come to life, and occur so shortly! For their limitless quantity of hours, their weekend and the time they put into ensuring Cody and I can dance. Thank you for all of the effectively needs, love and help #boocrew!”

Cheryl additionally instructed Heavy that she has been feeling effectively regardless of the constructive check, saying, “I really feel truly weirdly nice. I really feel regular, which is an effective factor, I assume, proper?” stated Burke. “Thank god for the vaccination, although. I’m totally vaccinated, so I do not know if that may’ve been the identical consequence if I wasn’t totally vaccinated.”

Cody posted on his personal Instagram, “Live from my front room it is Britney week at @dancingabc Don’t ever rely your self out, there may be all the time a manner out and up.”

Week three on the show is Britney Spears week, with every couple taking the ground (or performing remotely) to one in all Ms. Spears’ greatest hits.

“Dancing With the Stars” season 30 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific instances on ABC.


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