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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Won't Be Returning as a Dancer to 'Dancing with the Stars'

Maksim Chmerkovskiy Won't Be Returning as a Dancer to 'Dancing with the Stars'

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has just confirmed he will not be returning as a dancer to Dancing with the Stars.

“I’m done dancing,” the 34-year-old dancer said on The View on Tuesday (July 29). “I feel like it’s time.”

“I loved the experience,” he added. “When I came back to the show, it was not the same…I was different, probably…When I came back, I saw this amazing talent, Val [Chmerkovskiy, his brother] included…I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better, I was taking up a huge spot.”

Maks finally won the mirror ball during season eighteen with Olympian partner Meryl Davis.

ARE YOU SAD that Maks won’t be dancing next season???

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  • Bob

    Is that trashy ghetto J-LOW trying to buy herself another white boyfriend? Run Maksim, run the way Ben did!!!

  • Grace

    He’s J-lo’s new squeeze. He doesn’t need that crap show anymore. She can buy him nice stuff.

  • Hannah

    @Grace: J-Lo??? I thought he was engaged to the ice skater?

  • Freddie

    What? No man-ho?

  • Seral

    J-Lo is supporting him.

  • http://www.twitter.com rachel

    So bummed about that but It wasn’t unexpected. Hopefully he will return as a judge. And stop with the JLo rumours, they’re just friends

  • Hannah

    @rachel: Is he dating Meryl?

  • heather

    Might be a good thing, He seemed like a real jerk….

  • Dana

    Good. I can’t stand his obnoxious attitude towards women.

  • Emilie

    Yay! They need some new blood on that show!!

  • DEB

    no , i am not sad. thank god.

  • Rocky

    He looks like the devil in that picture…..literally.

  • Ellen

    J-Lo’s new boy toy. Probably doesn’t have to work anymore now.

  • arianna

    He is gorgeous and so sad he will not be dancing on DWTS. Show is about washed up anyway. He does not need jlo’s money.

  • Lea Warren

    I probably will not watch DWTS without Mak. He was one of the best dancers and one of the best looking. He and Cheryl were my favorites.

  • days

    He’s leaving because he won. If he hadn’t he’d be coming back.

  • Gina

    Good! I can watch the show again now, with that jerk gone.

  • Jon Woods

    Now I can go back and watch the show.. I couldn’t stand that sneer and attitude of a nobody….. Good riddance!!!! Season 19, count me in!!

  • Jackie

    Hey, J-Lo must be paying his bills.

  • robert

    He says that almost year, but always comes back. They make good money, and he isn’t turning that down. But Jennifer is worth 1/4 billion. he want lose with her.

  • Mel

    Good riddance to him!

  • Don McLean

    You are one of the main reasons our family watches dwis. You bring some life to the show with you comments, and reminding the judges you know just as much about the dance as they do, maybe more. Can’t you think about it one more time. We know that you will have a bright future, and maybe someday you will return.

  • Mel

    You are the main reason our family will NOT watch dwts. You suck the life out of the show with your comments, and thinkining you know as much or more than the judges do. Don’t think about it one more time. STAY AWAY! You have a secure future as J-Lo’s boy toy, and here’s hoping you never return.

  • AG

    HE WANTS TO COME BACK AS JUDGE BUT HE CAN’T JUDGE..JLO NEEDS A NEW BOY TOY YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF THE BRONX BUT YOUCN’T TAKE THE BRONX OUT OF THE GIRL..

  • Mumsy

    Don’t like the changes made on the show. Watched last season only because Max had a chanced to win with the partner he had, In all the years I watched the show that was only the second time he could have come close to winning.

  • Kristina

    Actually, he doesn’t need to come back. He has a trophy now (deserved) and given his enormous ego, it was likely a very sore spot, that he had not won in the past. He can check that off his bucket list and move on. Frankly, I’d rather see him as a Judge. Now, if Val were to leave — THAT would bother me. Every bit as good looking, a kinder disposition, very good dancer, sexy. He has more going on, in my opinion. I’d rather see Val stick around, than Maks.

  • mary shaw

    bye bye phoney just like the show having had to look at the ugly avatar twin meryl t never wayched the dumb show

  • Valerie

    @Kristina: I agree. I love Val. His choreography is some of the best in my opinion.

  • Carmen

    Yes, he is brash and somewhat arrogant but he has the talent to back it up. He and Derek have always been my favorites. His dancing with Meryl was exquisite and left us breathless. He deserved to win.

  • Laurie Anne

    I’ll believe it when I see it. I hope he’s done. I cannot stand his diva behavior and bad attitude. He only won because of Mel and I’m sure she was the only reason he came back last season. It’s only about Maks. I’m sure he’ll weasel his way on as a judge and he is the worst at it. Good riddance. The show is much better without you.

  • Sandi

    They better not make him a judge, or I am done with this show.

  • vivendi

    J-Lo’s newest accessory.

  • Maleficent

    Loved him the most on DWTS. I never really payed attention til last season, tho. Him & Meryl were the best things I’ve ever seen on there. I hope he comes back as a judge—he’s sexy as hell and an amazing dancer. Was SOOOOOOOOO happy that he won it with Meryl—they’re hot together. Best of luck to him whatever his future endeavors may be. :)

  • hollywooddood

    ugh, does anyone even care?—–flip, flop, flip, flop—–he’s got the hugest ego, especially for being just a dancer—-he was NOTHING before this show—-take yur money and go back to wherever you came from—-maybe they’ll be glad to have you back—-doubt it

  • http://bacallsmom Nan

    @heather: @Ellen: N@ellen: a boy toy is generally more than 10 years younger than the woman who is using him for sexual services, and does not work a “normal” job, instead he relies on his cougar to support him. J-lo is 45, Mak is 34, and although he doesn’t make anywhere near the money she does, he does quite well on his own. The show was only one of his several jobs, so I doubt if he’ll be collecting unemployment now that he’s no longer going to be on the show. Anyone who thinks he doesn’t have talent is clueless with regards to dancing. You may not like his personality, but it’s not his personality doing the dancing.

  • Dianne Pomeroy

    I don’t like the changes with the show. But I particularly don’t like the fact that Max is leaving. He was the only really intelligent acting person on the show. I am tired of a female judge fanning herself and getting excited every time someone takes off his shirt, and tired of the way the Judges behave (all three of them). Max is by far the superior dancer and personality on the show. The only reason they never let him win before was because of his honesty and the fact he would not bow to their misguided superiority all the time. Max, you have been and will always be the best dancer and choreographer they have had. Don’t know if I will watch anymore. Probably not!!!!

  • http://Aol Erika Slama

    he does not have a bad attitude toward women he just has a good attitude toward dancing correctly

  • http://Aol Erika Slama

    @Mel: you know so much about judging right. After all you have devoted your life to it right. oh wait no you didnt

  • akroban

    He’s the only reason I watched the show! In my opinion he was the strongest male dancer on dwts…

  • Lupe Cortes

    BEST NEWS EVER. That guys should have NEVER been in that program…he seems to be NOTHING but a BIG JERK…arrogant and nasty. He should have NOT won last year…what an insult to the other contestants.

  • Dawn

    “Good riddance, bad rubbish.” He’s won for the 1st time and all of a sudden he’s too good for the show. So glad he’s not returning…couldn’t stand him. His brother Val is a far better dancer than he is and came close to winning in a much shorter time than him. Derek wins or comes close to winning EVERY season and yet he is soooo humble, adorable & handsome. Derek is the BEST dancer on the show, if anyone should be a judge, it should be him, definitely. I was bummed the year Derek did not dance. Max can only do the waltz, he is not creative. No one can improvise, dance all the diff styles and do freestyle better than Derek, and Val is close behind.
    It’s been said that Max and Derek do not get along. I would say that Max is jealous of Derek…the much better dancer and fan fave.

  • Dawn

    @Dianne Pomeroy:
    @Dianne. “Max is by far the superior dancer and personality on the show.” Surely you jest….lol.
    In all the seasons, the guy has never won or come close to winning (maybe just once). I wonder why after 18 seasons they relented and gave him the ball. That’s because he was the best this year and ONLY this year. He can only waltz and he needed a professional skater/dancer to help him win. He cannot take putty and mold it into a champion dancer like Derek does. I’m sure Maks would never have won with the girl that was paired with Derek in Season #17. Derek is the far superior of ALL the dancers. Everyone was blown away by Derek’s choreography in the finals of (I think) Season 16, of which he won again. It was different, the likes of which we had never seen and most likely will never see again. (it was similar to a Michael Jackson dance.) He’s the only reason that my friends & I watch the show and why he keeps winning again & again.!!! The judges are not the only ones responsible for picking the winner, its 50/50 and the people also rule.

  • Cherie

    Without Maks, the show will lose a lot of appeal. He told things the way they were, whether you liked it or not. He is not fake, he calls it like he sees it. He is gorgeous, talented and an amazing choreographer. He has devoted his whole life to dance. I would definitely say he knows what he is talking about, unlike the majority of you people who have no dance experience whatsoever. He is dedicated. Pure and simple. I am so sorry to see him go. He was the reason I watched DWTS.

  • gailrich

    the only reason we watched the show was to see max dance he is so greaT WE WILL NOT BE WATCHING ANYMORE BECAUSE THE SHOW WILL NOT BE THE SAME WITHOUT HIM HE MADE THE SHOW HIM AND HIS BROTHER BUT HE IS THE BEST

  • GAIL CORLESS

    IT WOULD BE SUCH AN HONOR TO MEET MAX. HE IS THE BEST MALE DANCER THEY HAD ON THE SHOW. I WISH HIM WELL IN WHATEVER HE DOES. I HOPE HE IS HAPPY IN HIS LIFE. A MAN WITH HIS TALENT DESERVES TO BE HAPPY. YOU WILL BE SOOOO MISSED MAX I AM A 78YR OLD MOTHER OF 11 GRANDMA TO 23AND GREAT GRAND MA TO 10 SO I KNOW WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT TALENT IS TALENT AND YOU HAVE IT

  • kiki lala

    i’m so glad he is leaving it’s about time !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • raf delm

    @mary shaw:
    What has Merryl done to you to call her such names?

  • art

    @heather: in short, “he got fired”.

  • art

    he got fired. to save face he says he resigning. they all do that.

  • http://twitter art

    already commented, what more do u want? he got fired, ok? now move on please to next comment. lol

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