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Julianne Hough to co-host Miss USA

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Julianne Hough to co-host Miss USA

Julianne Hough will co-host the Miss USA pageant.

The 27-year-old actress will present Sunday's (05.06.16) ceremony with Terrence J. Jenkins and backstage host Ashley Graham and is also set to serve as one of the show's creative producers.

She said: "I admire and share The Miss Universe Organisation's commitment to celebrating young women for more than just their physical beauty, and I feel fortunate to be a part of encouraging and uplifting them to make a positive difference in the world.

"I'm also excited to contribute what I've learned in over a decade in front of the camera and behind the scenes as a performer and choreographer on live television to the Miss USA broadcast."

Joe Zee, Ali Landry and former Miss USA Crystle Stewart will be on the judging panel while the Backstreet Boys and Chris Young are set to perform during the ceremony.

Meanwhile, Julianne has plenty of time to co-host the ceremony after quitting as a judge on 'Dancing with the Stars'.

The star - who won the coveted Mirrorball Trophy twice as a professional on the ABC show - is taking a break from the glitz and glamour of the dancing competition and has not taken part in its 22nd season which kicked off on March 21.

She previously said: "I promise it's not the last you'll see of me in the ballroom. I will miss being on the panel for season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing."

Producer Rob Wade said: "Julianne will always be a part of the 'Dancing with the Stars' family and we hope to see her back in the ballroom in the future."

Julianne was a judge for three seasons after competing as a pro dancer in seasons four to eight.