'Dancing With the Stars' Fixture Won't Be Back on the Show TMZ
One of the regulars on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” is leaving the long-running competition show. TMZ.com reports that “Maksim Chmerkovskiy's days of sequin unitards are OVER ... 'cause TMZ has learned the Bad Boy of the Ballroom is officially leaving ‘Dancing with the Stars.’"
Citing sources close to the show, the report says Chmerkovskiy notified producers a few days ago that he wouldn’t be back for the show’s upcoming season.
“FYI -- the 33-year-old dancer has been on the show since Season 2 (2006) ... and partnered up with stars like Misty May, Laila Ali, Erin Andrews, Kirstie Alley and Mel B,” the report adds. “We're told Maksim wants to stay in the entertainment world ... and is currently pursuing movie and TV projects.”
Chmerkovskiy’s brother Val reportedly will be back on the show.