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DWTS Champ Hélio Castroneves on Julianne Hough’s New Gig: “She’s Going to Be Spectacular” (VIDEO)

Julianne Hough is returning to Dancing With the Stars as a judge for Season 19, but it seems like just yesterday that she was winning Season 5 with racecar driver Hélio Castroneves. So, what does Hélio think of Julianne's new gig? ET caught up with the hunk to get his opinions.

"She's gonna be awesome," Hélio said, smiling with clear joy for Julianne. "First of all, she's the champ, and not only that, she knows exactly — she's a professional — exactly where to look. I remember the explanation that she's telling me, and you know, sometimes you don't understand. She'll be very good to be simple, explaining to the fans what we understood. I believe she's going to be spectacular."

We totally get where Hélio is coming from, and what he says is exactly what we think is good about Julianne as a judge. She's a pro and she can really talk about the dance technique. That doesn't change the fact that her brother is competing, which could be a conflict of interest, but hopefully that won't end up being an issue.

Check the video above out for more from Hélio — including if he'd return as a judge!

Catch the Dancing With the Stars Season 19 premiere on on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.

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