It has been known for a while that two-times “Dancing With The Stars” champion pro Kym Johnson probably wouldn’t be around for season 16. She’s going to be on “Celebrity Apprentice Australia.” But from a recent interview, it looks like fan favorite Kym may never return to the show.
“It’d be great to finish that up [Dancing With The Stars],” Kym told AAP via Yahoo! New Zealand. “I’m doing this [Celebrity Apprentice] because it’s nice to be home and I’m thinking about hanging up the dance shoes. I’d love to do other things. I want to be able to go between Australia and the States a little bit more because I really miss my family.”
It’s natural that Kym might want to spend more time in Australia with her family; it’s not like L.A. to Sydney is an easy commute are anything. But what will become of “Dancing with the Stars” without Kym? It also looks like other dance pros are ready to jump ship and leave the DWTS franchise.
Derek Hough probably won’t be appearing on season 16. But he said he intends to return for the fall 2013 season after working on some other projects he has in the pipeline. Cheryl Burke is also said to want to take a break, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy has also expressed his intention to leave at the end of the year.
How will “Dancing with the Stars” survive without some of our favorite and longest standing professional dancers?