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Dancing With The Stars: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Claims It Has Been Toughest Season Yet

May 24, 2011 08:00 AM by Allyson Wells

The 12th season is coming to a close on Dancing with the Stars.  It has been an injury-filled and accident-prone season on the show.  Maksim Chmerkovskiy is speaking out on how his partnership with Kirstie Alley has made for the toughest season yet.  Never one to hold back, he reveals how the producers do not always have the dancers’ best interest.

Maks spoke out after the results show backstage against the show’s producers.  “Production is the hardest thing. Seriously, it’s the fact that you have 10 billion interviews and 40,000 pickup lines and packages in the music and has to start here and finished there.  I feel like this season has been, personally, the hardest season I’ve ever had because everything has become ‘let’s be American Idol,’ and we are and that’s amazing, but it’s a form of entertainment and I feel that sometimes how producers forget that they are not dancers.”

Maks went on to say that the new additions have made him forget dance steps.  “Throw me in and tell me I have to do 10 numbers by tomorrow and I have to be all different and all this way and I will do it, no problem,” he added. “But these people are trying to focus on going forward with their left and someone is pulling them away to do a interview, or saying ‘stand here, say it again because there was no passion,’ what f**king passion, I am forgetting my steps. So that’s the hardest part.”

While the season has been long and tough, Maks can take comfort in that it has been very rewarding to watch how his efforts have helped Kirstie Alley undergo a beautiful transformation.

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