Hough explained her decision for not returning to the show while speaking with ET during a Facebook Live interview in Los Angeles last month.
"I do miss the show. But what's really fun is, I'm a fan, just like everybody who watches," Hough said. "I watch the show now that I'm home and, you know, I have favorites and everything. Which is great because I could never really have favorites. I had to really kind of separate that [as a judge]."