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Maksim Chmerkovskiy

I'm DONE with

'Dancing with the Stars'

2/22/2013 3:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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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."

Sources close to the production tell us ... Maksim spoke with producers a few days ago and informed them that he wouldn't be returning for the 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.

We're told Maksim wants to stay in the entertainment world ... and is currently pursuing movie and TV projects.

As for Maksim's brother Val -- we're told he WILL return to the show ... so don't worry America, you'll still get your Chmerkovskiy fix.

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bernergirl    

That's because Derek always gets to choose his partners and everyone else is set up with whoever is left!

575 days ago
17.

Demi    

He is so ****y. Good luck with dressing up as Batman on Hollywood Boulevardd loser!

575 days ago
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rlemons    

He's so hot! If it wasn't for his brother coming back I would stop watching. The show just wouldn't be the same without Max he's brother is a good substitute :)

575 days ago
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Googie    

TMZ you're late. Max had announced this at end of last season. His arrogance I found quite charming because he said what he felt/thought. Unlike other celebs who lie lie lie.
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Some say they can't see in in a movie etc. ...BUT unlike others he has talent, he can dance up a storm. And as for acting, most of the employed actors have no talent at all, Max can do as good if not better.

575 days ago
20.

Sir Boo    

The only "stars" name I recognize that he's been partnered with is Kirstie Alley. Barely.

575 days ago
21.

Truth    

PULLLEEEEEZ... READ BETWEEN THE LINES. DUDE WAS ASKED TO STAY BUT HE WANTED MORE PAPER. DUDE TRIED TO LEVERAGE HIS SIDE WITH THE SO-CALLED "MOVIE CAREER". PRODUCERS CALLED THE BLUFF AND SAID TOO BAD DOUCHE BAG ---> EXIT STAGE LEFT. POINT BLANK! #TRUTH!!

575 days ago
22.

Me Too    

Glad to hear this. For someone who always runs his mouth, he has nothing to say. I'm sure 400lb housewives everywhere are upset about this, though.

575 days ago
23.

lola    

Thank you God. After several (publicity stunt driven) "threats", he's finally gone! Now people can pay to put up with his arrogance.

575 days ago
24.

bring back recent posts    

...good luck with future projects... I never cared for his personality....

575 days ago
25.

jjbythesea    

And he thinks anyone cares? Good...go....

575 days ago
26.

Carl    

He's dreaming if he thinks his fame extends much beyond the show. You are on a show that hands you a fat paycheck on a regular basis. Why give that up on the hopes that maybe someone wants you for a movie? Its not like you are Steve Carell or Jennifer Aniston.

575 days ago
27.

Joey    

He is a Loser and should have been dropped years ago

575 days ago
28.

judy jetson    

I'm glad he's leaving. I hate that guy!!

575 days ago
29.

Ozzie X    

I hope these movie and TV projects translate into something substantial and not straight to DVD or the dollar bin at Walmart.

575 days ago
30.

palermo    

Could he be any more arrogant and obnoxious? I won't miss him

575 days ago
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