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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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91.

WilyCat    

Looks like a contract dispute, if this is true. DWTS is making a big mistake not having Maks return

615 days ago
92.

norma bevins    

Maks was the only reason ( and Kristie) i got interested in DWTS.... He's gone; I'm gone too! No more DWTS.

614 days ago
93.

nb    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

614 days ago
94.

LizzieBlueEyes    

He can't speak English well without an accent. He is just another good looking male in Hollywood. No one cares to see him in a movie and he is an idiot to think so.

614 days ago
95.

Marlene    

No Max, No watch, I do not blame him tho they treated him like **** from the beginning. I am really getting pretty tired of it anyway. They try to drag it out too long, and they are sure running out of contestants, as was evident of the last season. By Bye Stars

614 days ago
96.

dangit    

NOOOOOOOOOOO not Max candy

614 days ago
97.

Sam    

Maks was taught to dance in an eastern bloc country by some very tough,no nonsense dance instructors. He just teaches like he was taught. Arrogant? No. Just confident. He's the only reason I've watched DWTS. It will be dull as dirt without him.

614 days ago
98.

MsRita    

I wish you just go away forever don't let the door hit you were the you know what split you. You were a Jerk and you are why I stopped watching this 4 years ago.

614 days ago
99.

Marlene    

No Maks, No watch.

610 days ago
100.

Dobby    

Sorry, Hollywood has enough conceited (quoting Max, "I am sex on a STEEEEK") no talent D-Listers. Jose Jalapeno might be sex on a steeeek, but you are an unintelligent womanizer who happens to be able to dance. You're past your prime.

596 days ago
101.

james    

HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

338 days ago
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