Credit: Derek Hough's Instagram Photo: Derek Hough Gets a Kiss From Season 16 Partner Kellie Pickler

Dancing With the Stars Season 16 winner Kellie Pickler stopped by Season 17, Week 9 last night to support her old pro partner Derek Hough, plug her new album, and reveal she'd be returning on the finale to perform.

Derek shared a cute photo after the show, with Kellie giving her dancin' man a kiss. "Love this girl" Derek wrote. We all love her!

After the show, Kellie talked to On the Red Carpet about her album and, at the end of the video, she reconnected with Derek. She gave him a big hug and said he looked like a "cute little bumblebee" in his yellow and black outfit from the Salsa Trio with Amber Riley and Mark Ballas.

OTRC asked if Kellie felt like she had to support Derek this season. "Of course I'm going to support my D-rock!" she said, before joking that she’d say who she’s really pulling for when he was gone.

Derek asked Kellie about performing on the finale. He said she should do the whole pageant thing where she comes out with the trophy to hand to the champions. Kellie loved that. "Do I get to hand it or does Tom [Bergeron] get to hand the trophy? I think I should tackle Tom and I'm going to hand the trophy out."

They said it should be a passing of the torch, like the Olympics. That would be a fun idea, though — like in a real pageant where last year's winner crowns the new one. She could even bring tiaras…

Check out Derek and Kellie being adorable in the video below, then tell us what you think of her idea in the comments!

Source: On the Red Carpet