Erin Andrews excited that Julianne Hough is new 'Dancing with the Stars' judge

"Dancing With the Stars" says two-time champion Julianne Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season, and co-host Erin Andrews couldn't be happier.

“I loved having Julianne. She came on the season when I was on, and she was great,” she told FOX411. “The Houghs really put 'DWTS' on the map. Derek’s amazing. Julianne is a sick dancer. Any way that they can make the show better and more exciting for the fans is amazing.”

Hough will preside alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

After serving as a company dancer-choreographer, Hough left the show in 2009 to focus on acting and music. Her films include "Safe Haven," ''Paradise," ''Rock of Ages" and the 2011 remake of "Footloose." She released a best-selling album in 2008.

"Dancing With the Stars" is hosted by Tom Bergeron and Andrews. Its new season launches Sept. 15 on ABC.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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