Hough’s got Hayden’s back! Dancing With the Stars pro Derek Hough opened up to Us Weekly last night about working with expectant mom Hayden Panettiere on the ABC drama Nashville.
“I get really protective over pregnant women! I’m like walking around her with my arms out like, ‘are you okay?!'” he told Us after the live DWTS show on Monday, Sept. 29. “But she’s still working, she’s still rocking it! She looks great. She’s amazing. I love her.”
The Emmy-winning choreographer, 29, announced via Twitter last month that he would be joining ABC’S soapy country music show as Noah West for a multi-episode arc. Deadline described his third season character as “a beguiling and disarming movie star who will cross paths with the players of Nashville’s music realm.