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‘Dancing’ star Derek Hough is now an author

First Published Aug 09 2014 11:50AM      Last Updated Aug 09 2014 11:55 am
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"Going back to Utah definitely has so much sentimental value," Hough said. "That is like home to me, I suppose. But London is as well. I feel very safe there. Comfortable. Very nostalgic.

"It’s weird because I’m trying to make Los Angeles my home right now because I’ve been here for the last six or seven years."

No matter where he goes, fans are there to greet him.

"They do a double-take, and then they run up to me," Hough said. "They feel like they know me.

"Sometimes they grab me or hug me and catch me by surprise. And scare me," he said with a laugh. "But it’s always out of love. It’s always wonderful and positive. I try to embrace it."



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AT A GLANCE

Derek Hough book signing

Five-time “Dancing with the Stars” champion Derek Hough will sign copies of his new book, “Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion.”

When » Saturday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.

Where » The King’s English Bookshop, 1511 S. 1500 East, Salt Lake City

Note » Places in the signing line are reserved for those who buy a copy of “Taking the Lead” from The King’s English Bookshop.