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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Reveals The Reason He Is Not Returning To Dancing With The Stars

February 26, 2013 03:00 PM by Lisa Princ

Can’t say we didn’t know it was coming. When the cast of pro dancers was revealed for the new season of Dancing with the Stars, Ukrainian hottie, Maksim Chmerkovskiy was not among the names announced.
Now, Maks explains why he is not dancing, and if he will ever return to the show!

Today we learned that Maksim Chmerkovskiy would not be returning Dancing With The Stars for the new season, which had been rumored for some time now. However, he was not fired, and in fact, he recently talked about his decision to sit out the season.

In the new issue of Life & Style Magazine, Chmerkovskiy wanted to set the record straight as to why he was not returning this season, explaining: “I am eager to explore other opportunities that have been made possible because of Dancing With the Stars. I’m going to take this time to dive into producing and acting, while fulfilling my sponsorship obligations.”

Maks thanked his fans for their endless support, and went on to thank everyone at Dancing With The Stars, and no where did he mention that he would never return. He simply mentioned this season, so there is hope for next season!

Meanwhile, ABC released a statement letting fans know that Maks, and the other pros who did not return this season, will always be a part of the DWTS family.

What do you think of Maks not returning to DWTS? Do you think he will return next season? We know you have an opinion and we want to hear it! Comment below to share your thoughts with us!

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4 Responses to “Maksim Chmerkovskiy Reveals The Reason He Is Not Returning To Dancing With The Stars”

  1. Marsha Says:
    February 26th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    I’m really upset Maks won’t be on DWTS!!! He is a very good dancer and very nice to look at.
    I feel he should have won the ball a couple of years but didn’t.I will surely MISS him and wish him the best of luck at whatever he chooses to do.
    Good Luck Maks
    And God Bless

  2. Bebe Says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Maks will be missed. This hunky piece of eye candy may have a future in acting, who knows. But he did bring excitement to DWTS – more than any other male dancer, in my opinion. His gruff manner went along with the whole schstick – and his partners seemed to generally love him. It will be interesting to see this cast – perhaps someone will come out to peak our interest. Good luck, Maks!

  3. marian Says:
    February 27th, 2013 at 8:42 am

    No Maks, no watch.

  4. Sue A. Says:
    April 15th, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Not watching this season because Maks is gone. DWTS is not very good this season anyway so with no Maks – even worse.


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