In a surprise announcement on Good Morning America today, it was announced that former DWTS pro dancer, Maksim Chmerkovskiy is set to guest judge on next week’s Dancing with the Stars.
Previously, Maks guest judged the DWTS season 17 semi-finals. His last appearance on the show as a pro was Season 18 in Spring 2014. He was paired with Olympic skater Meryl Davis and the two won the Mirror Ball Trophy–Maks’ first. And probably his last–unless he returns to the dance floor!
Dancing with the Stars is featuring guest judges this season to fill in for Len Goodman, who has left the US version of the show in order to trim back his schedule. Len was traveling to the UK and back every week with fellow judge, Bruno Tonioli to pull double duty on DWTS and the British version of the show, Strictly Come Dancing. Len will concentrate on Strictly–at least for now.
Watch this mornings announcement right here.