During an appearance on The View this morning, Maksim Chmerkovskiy announced that he would not be returning as a pro to Dancing with the Stars.
“I’m done dancing,” he said. “I feel like it’s time.”
Maks left the show before, in 2013 after season 16. “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…I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better. I was taking up a huge spot.”
Maks returned for season 18 to dance with Olympic ice skater Meryl Davis. Perhaps finally winning the mirror ball trophy has convinced him to retire from the show for good.
However, Maks has expressed interest in returning as a judge. I wouldn’t be surprised for him to pop up as a guest in that capacity. He could mix it up with judge Len Goodman, once again, but from the same side of the desk!
Via US Magazine