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Derek Hough
Derek Hough is the most recent professional champion of Dancing With The Stars, after dominating Season 7 with partner Brooke Burke. Derek joined Dancing With The Stars in Season 5, when he and actress Jennie Garth finished fifth.

Derek and his Season 6 partner Shannon Elizabeth have been dating since their season together, when they were photographed walking and making out on a Malibu beach, which they surely never meant for anyone to see.

Derek's sister Julianne is also a DWTS competitor and champion. They were partly raised and trained by Season 7 DWTS pro Corky Ballas and his wife, and grew up with Corky's son and DWTS pro Mark Ballas. Derek and Mark are in a band together now.

Derek produced one of the many rehearsal-related injuries during Season 7, when he fell, hit his head and was taken to the hospital in a neck brace. It turned out he was OK.

DEREK HOUGH PHOTOS
Derek Hough and Julianne Hough

Derek Hough and Julianne Hough
Derek Hough

Derek Hough
Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth

Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth
Derek Hough and Brooke Burke

Season 7 champions Derek Hough and Brooke Burke