‘Dancing With the Stars’ Fixture Won’t Be Back on the Show

Feb 25, 2013  •  Post A Comment

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.

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