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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Will Not Return For Dancing With The Stars Season 17

September 04, 2013 01:11 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

This morning, we learned the identities of the new celebs on this fall’s Dancing With The Stars cast lineup. Also included in the Good Morning America reveal was a long list of our favorite pros, including Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough and Karina Smirnoff, among others. Sadly, Maksim Chermkovskiy’s name was not a part of the pro dancer lineup. And yes, the bad boy confirms — he will definitely not be back for season 17.

Sorry fans — you are once again going to have to make do with just one Chermkovskiy brother on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars. Val is definitely back, having been paired with the lovely Elizabeth Berkley. But although he may make the occasional guest appearance, Maks has no plans of joining his brother as a regular in the near future.

Why the extended absence? According to Maks, it’s no active grudge against the show. The dancer is simply busy with other projects. He recently told Wetpaint Entertainment, “I would love to be part of the show in one way or another. I just don’t know if I see myself being a pro. Obviously, I love everyone there, but it’s not for me right now.”

For now, Maks is staying involved by actively cheering on his brother. Following this morning’s Dancing With The Stars season 17 reveal on Good Morning America, the dancer tweeted, “Alright Twitterverse! Show some huge love to @iamValC’s partner @ElizBerkley! Y’all gonna love that pair and dancing already looks great!”

Are you bummed that Maks Chmerkovskiy will not be a part of this season’s Dancing With The Stars cast? Leave a comment and let us know!

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7 Responses to “Maksim Chmerkovskiy Will Not Return For Dancing With The Stars Season 17”

  1. Diane Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Just go away Maks. Stop clinging to something you show nothing but disdain for just because you have nothing else but pretend projects you claim you can’t talk about.

  2. Betty Mathews Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I miss Maksim. Without him, the show just does’t seem as good. He is a wonderful dancer and so nice to look at. He is the main reason I watched the show. I will always believe that it is the fault of the stuffy judges that he is not longer with the show. I think we need new judges.

  3. Betty Mathews Says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I really miss Maksim. It is a pleasure to watch him dance. I will always believe that it was because he had the courage to speak up to the stuffy judges that he is no longer on the show. Perhaps it’s time to get some new judges. However, I trink Bruno is okay.

  4. Kathy Says:
    September 5th, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I miss Maks too. He is a great dancer and entertainer. I believe the judges and TPTB had it in for him because he spoke his mind. Dreading the thought of having to put up with those incompetent judges, especially Carrie Ann.

  5. Shirley Wiram Says:
    September 7th, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I think Maks is a great dancer and preformer that not many can match. Also a great teacer for those he is working with. He will be grately missed on the show. Seems like I keep hearing about some of the best leaving. Hope i am wrong. A lot of folks tell me they are not even going t watch. I think everyone should a least give it a try and hope it’s better than we think it will be.

  6. Kay Thompson Says:
    September 9th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Could they at least have Maks on to perform now and then. I enjoy watching him, and all the pros on their special performances. Another pro I really miss is Jonathan Roberts! Maybe he could perform now and then as well.

  7. Donna Smith Says:
    October 22nd, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Maks is my favorite ! The show not the same without him. Maks brings so much excitement to the show, he’s definitely good looking & the best of the best dancers …


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