Derek Hough Talks New Dance Partner Maria Menounos [AUDIO]

February 29, 2012 12:01 am

Yesterday, the cast for season 14 of “Dancing with the Stars” was announced and we caught up with one of the new two-steppers “Extra” host Maria Menounos, who is paired with 3 time champ Derek Hough. Maria confessed she doesn’t really know how to dance, but feels lucky to have Derek as a partner and hopes she’s not his worst partner yet.

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So, how does Derek feel about being paired with Maria? He told us, “I’m very excited. She seems very athletic, very exciting and very charming. Very beautiful. So, hopefully I can make it number 4 this season.” Well, if anybody can become the first 4 time winner it is Derek! “Dancing with the Stars” returns to ABC on March 19th.