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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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46.

Lbowa2    

Betcha he "stars" in Kirstie's new TVLand sitcom....just sayin

609 days ago
47.

Amy    

Everyone thinks they can be in movies! Ha

609 days ago
48.

DaveT    

Say Maksim Chmerkovskiy five times as fast as you can

609 days ago
49.

BYRON    

The show's on its last leg anyway.

609 days ago
50.

Bu    

He was most likely fired and is saying this to save face!

609 days ago
51.

backfire    

Hahahahahahaha

609 days ago
52.

Blue Lake    

Fine with me, I'm sick of his bad attitude.

609 days ago
53.

psycho nurse    

Better check his ego at the door... Hollywood will eat his pansy ass alive lol

609 days ago
54.

Molleigh    

At least we still have a Chmerkovskiy in Valentin. He's the more sincere one.

609 days ago
55.

Dillymac    

Welp we will never her from this dude again

609 days ago
56.

Paris    

Ok I did find his arrogance a little charming and def hot! If he would tone the arrogance down a touch that would be good. Let's face it tho he is freaking hot and all of you know it!

609 days ago
57.

Paris    

I found his arrogance charming as well. A little much but lets face it he is so freaking nice to look at..... YUM

609 days ago
58.

DaveT    

Haven't really watched the show much since 80+ year old Cloris Leachman was on it.
She was hot ;D

609 days ago
59.

Lori    

Good. Maks is a jerk.

609 days ago
60.

Susan    

I like Maks and he was one of the reasons why I watch DWTS, but to be honest, his dance routines in the last few years haven't been all that great. It's kinda been the same moves every time, I'd like him to be more creative. Well, at least we'll have Val.

609 days ago
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