By People Staff
November 17, 2009 12:00 AM
Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Sorry, Julianne Hough fans, you’ll have to endure another season of Dancing with the Stars without your favorite pro dancer in the ballroom. Hough, whose break from the show started with the current season, says she won’t be back for season 9.

“No I’m not coming back next season,” Hough, 21, told Ryan Seacrest at the New Moon premiere Monday night in Los Angeles.

And as for whether she might come back the following season, Hough dodged the question. “We’re going go cross that bridge when we come to it,” she said.

Yet another mystery concerning Hough, who recently broke up with ex-boyfriend Chuck Wicks, is whether there’s another chapter to that story.

“So are you single?” Seacrest asked.

“Um, technically,” Hough said without explaining further.

Perhaps she she was talking about being in a committed relationship with her busy career as a country singer and budding movie star. Hough will star in the upcoming movie Burlesque with Cher and Christina Aguilera.

One thing there are no questions about: Who she wants to win this season of Dancing With the Stars — her brother Derek Hough, who’s partnered with model Joanna Krupa.

“I’m going to do some rallying for my brother right now,” she said.

The interview was published online at the Web site for Seacrest’s radio show. –Michael Y. Park

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