As we announced on September 3rd, 2016, Derek is among the honorees of this year’s Television Industry Advocacy Awards for his involvement in two special causes: One Life at a Time and Sophie’s Place. As Derek pointed out, One Life at a Time is a cause that his father Bruce is very invested in, so we were extremely happy to see Derek bringing his father, his inspiration up to the podium. Kym and Robert Herjevec were also present at the event and they introduced Derek. Always a touching moment to see the family (the Houghs and the DWTS family) come together for great causes.
Below we gathered media from the event and we will surely update the post as soon as we find more.
“#DWTS’ @derekhough & his father Bruce with @robertherjavec & @kym_johnson at the @tvguidemagazine #AdvocacyAwards.” – September 16, 2016 Courtesy tvinsider Twitter
“So honored to present the @tvguide #advocacyaward to my friend @derekhough Not only are you freakishly talented,you are the nicest person who gives so much to others. I adore you Congratulations” – September 16, 2016 Courtesy kymherjavec5678
“Congrats to Derek Hough being honored for his involvement with One Life at a Time and Sophie’s Place TV Industry Advocacy Awards TV Guide #tvguide #dwts” – September 16, 2016 Courtesy phyllissthomas IG
“The handsome and talented #derekhough walks the #advocacyawards red carpet and chats to us about his hero moment on #dwts!!” – September 16, 2016 Courtesy popheartstv
“More snaps @TVGuideMagazine @TheCreativeC #AdvocacyAwards: @derekhough and his dad, Kym Johnson and Robert Herjevec” – September 16, 2016 Courtesy thesurfreport Twitter
“Honoree @derekhough talking about his father during his speech. @tvguidemagazine @tvinsider @thecreativecoalition” – September 16, 2016 Courtesy jimhalterman IG
“@TheCreativeC Television Industry Advocacy Awards sweet moment @derekhough honoring his father for @SophiesPlaceHFX” – September 16, 2016 Courtesy AricAckerman Twitter
“Honoree @derekhough invited his father up to talk about his own advocacy work. @tvguidemagazine @tvinsider @thecreativecoalition” – September 16, 2016 Courtesy jimhalterman IG
Derek and his dad, Bruce talk to TVMusic Network. What a beautiful interview!!! Love this dad-son relationship!