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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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@iAMTIMWILSON    

Ahh OK!

606 days ago
2.

TJ    

I can't wait to see Maks in a movie or TV show... said no one, ever.

606 days ago
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lcmb    

He thinks he could get a better gig?

Guy really is full of himself. Good luck with that.

606 days ago
4.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

Maks was the reason to watch the show in the first place. I will be tuning out.

606 days ago
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DR SICK    

Good, he is an arrogant prick, won't miss him

606 days ago
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cherries    

Peace! This guys ego is way too big same with mr. hough

606 days ago
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chris    

good for Maks! The judges always treated him like crap. He had very few shots at the trophy with the partners they gave him, and after this past season with the fix for that Melissa who didn't deserve the win, but her manager works on the show (conflict of interest anyone?) so the judges gave her inflated scores. Shaun and Derek deserved the win, were far superior and more popular, Apollo was a way better dancer also.
DWTS is going to struggle without Maks and Derek.

606 days ago
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JC30    

Isn't he the one that was accused of being rough with his partners? Good luck finding any other work, Boris.

606 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Well he better brighten up his pizzy attitude cause he can very easily be sent packing back home! He should stick with his dancing profession. Acting requires a personality most of the time and his equals a door knob.

606 days ago
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sean    

His career move is what's known as a "Shelly Long."
You leave a successful show and immediately fall off the face of the earth.

606 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

The least important cog in the least important machine. His last name is just as unpronounceable forward as backward.

606 days ago
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hammonator62    

You might want to rethink this decision Maks!! You better keep dancing with the person who brought you if you know what I mean!!

606 days ago
13.

whatever3    

Thank God that arrogant a$$hole is leaving - I can't stand this nimrod.

606 days ago
14.

Lisa    

He's the only part of the show worth watching.

606 days ago
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Bird    

Wait..You mean to tell me people still watch that show?

606 days ago
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