Julianne Hough Returning To “Dancing With The Stars” Early 2010

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Last month, Dancing With the Stars pro Julianne Hough announced that she would be leaving the hit ABC show for one season to focus on her country singing career — which has gotten off to a strong start following the release of Julianne’s debut LP just last year.

On Monday, the bubbly blonde she released a statement assuring fans that she’ll be back in her dancing shoes by early next year.

“I am appreciative to be taking this coming season of Dancing with the Stars off to focus on my other career paths like touring in support of my album and recording my next one. I look forward to returning to DWTS in early 2010,” Julianne said in the statement to PEOPLE.

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