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'Dancing With the Stars' Regular Leaving the Show NY Post

One of the most popular stars of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" has decided to leave the show after his current contract expires at the end of next year, reports the New York Post.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy told the newspaper, “What else do I have to do there after 15 seasons? It makes total sense. The audience can’t expect for me to want to stick around, and the producers can’t expect for me to want to stick around.”

In the upcoming all-star edition of the show, Chmerkovskiy will reteam with Emmy winner Kirstie Alley.

In the future, he said, he would like to pursue an acting career or do a reality show with his brother, Val. He has reportedly already snagged a lead role in a major studio feature film that is set to begin shooting in January.