"I will be taking the next season off from DWTS USA, so that I may accept an amazing work opportunity back home in Australia," Johnson told the magazine. "I am excited, nervous and humbled by this chance and look forward to sharing more about it with you soon."
Since joining the show in Season 3, Johnson has won the Mirror Ball trophy twice — with Donny Osmond in 2009 and with Hines Ward in 2011. Johnson will return to the ABC reality competition series in Season 18.
"I wish all the dancers and celebrities in Season 17 nothing but love and success and hope to see you all back on the dance floor for Season 18," she continued.
The new season of Dancing with the Stars premieres on Monday, Sept. 16 at 8/7c on ABC. Will you miss her?