Cheryl Cole’s dance partner Derek Hough is the new Strictly star

Derek Hough - who famously teamed up with Cheryl Cole - will be the latest dancer on Strictly Come Dancing

Derek Hough – the dancer who was linked to Cheryl Cole, after starring in her Parachute video – is the be the latest Strictly Come Dancing professional dance star.

Hough is no stranger to celebrity dance shows – he is currently filming Dancing with the Stars in the US, where his partner is Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger. He’ll leave the show to take up a spot on Strictly this autumn.

A source revealed to The Sun. ‘It means missing the next season of the US show but it would give him more time with Cheryl.’

Hough first hit the headlines when rumours broke claiming that Cheryl had turned to him when her marriage to Ashley Cole broke down.

The pair worked together on Cheryl’s video, as well as for a number of TV appearances.

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