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'DWTS' fans declare judge Derek Hough 'best male pro' after Horror Night performance

Derek Hough took to the stage with fellow pro dancer and his girlfriend, Hayley Erbert, leaving fans in awe
UPDATED OCT 26, 2021
Hayley Erbert, Derek Hough and their dance troupe in 'Dancing With The Stars' (Instagram/dancingabc)
Hayley Erbert, Derek Hough and their dance troupe in 'Dancing With The Stars' (Instagram/dancingabc)

For the contestants of 'Dancing With the Stars', Horror Night is here and each of the celebrities is going all out, immersing themselves in their nightmare-filled dance routines. From makeup to storytelling, each duo is getting as creative as they possibly can, to secure their spot on the show. There was one performance on Horror Night, however, that didn't want to worry about the dreaded scores, seeing that it was Derek Hough who decided to put up a performance.

With Hough fresh off his Emmy win (he bagged the award for Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming, at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys), fans were treated to a performance by him, along with pro-dancer and his girlfriend, Hayley Erbert. Continue reading to find out what routine they performed and what fans had to say about it!

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Titled 'Tango of The Dead', the duo, along with their troupe performed the Tango to “Deadwood/New Blood” by Really Slow Motion/Zayde Wølf. Hough didn't waste a second to prove exactly why he was on the judge's panel, as they both put up a stunning performance, full of impressive leg work and intense choreography. You can check out his performance here. 


Fans were all praises for the dance routine and were ecstatic to see Hough perform on the stage, reminding them of 'DWTS' pro days. "Just watched you dance and your talented is incomparable!! The emotion you brought when you danced was intense and I loved every minute of it!! Thank you Derek. Such a treat to see you dance, no matter where, no matter when!! #dwts #derekhoughequalsexcellence #kingofthedance" tweeted a fan. "Derek Hough!!!!!!!! I never want his performance to end!!! I have to see him in Vegas perform!!! He is soooo talented wow and his girlfriend too @DancingABC #DWTS" added another. "Derek Hough on his way to win another Emmy for that performance #DWTS" tweeted a fan. "Derek Hough proving once again why he is the best male pro dancer on the planet. #DWTS" added another. 





Fans were all praises for pro-dancer Hayley Erbert, who performed with Hough as well. "derek is on a whole different level pls my man. And hayley is also, just SO !!!!!!!! #dwts" tweeted a fan. "HAYLEY ERBERT MY GIRRRRLLLL she never disappoints, and her dance chemistry with derek is so perfect  #DWTS #DancingWiththeStars" added another. "#DWTS watching derek dance is always so amazing BUT my eyes never left hayley. I love ha and her legs! eat queen, eat!" tweeted a fan."Derek allows Hayley the opportunity to remind the producers why she should've been made a pro every single time he performs. #dwts" pointed out a fan. 





Catch Season 30 of 'Dancing With The Stars' on Monday at 8/7c on ABC. You can also stream the episodes on and Hulu.