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'DWTS' Star Chelsie Hightower

I'm Off the Show ...

NOT BY CHOICE

2/24/2013 8:39 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

022413_chelsea_hightower_dwts_launchShe's been a regular on the show since 2009, but "Dancing With the Stars" pro Chelsie Hightower is no longer welcome in the ballroom -- at least for now -- telling TMZ she has been AXED from the show's upcoming season.

Chelsie -- who's been partnered with celebs like Michael Bolton, Romeo, and Jake Pavelka -- was at LAX last night when our photog asked her about "DWTS'" upcoming season ... assuming she was part of it.

But Chelsie dropped a bombshell (accidentally) and told our photog something she wasn't supposed to ... specifically that she's not coming back this year and it was not her choice.

Check it out. It's pretty awkward.

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DeeMaree    

I have never watched DWTS. Just fyi

523 days ago
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tdr9    

These things happen

523 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

Hmmmm... Chelsie is off the show...Maxsim C is off the show... Sounds like a shake-up to me. Wonder why? Is it because they're unreliable, undependable, don't show up to rehearsals, have a drug problem, have a personality problem, etc., or maybe they won't participate in a casting couch situation? Take a pay cut? Wonder why she's REALLY axed? Good luck, Chelsie. Sure you'll land on your feet somewhere better.

523 days ago
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Me Too    

She was not "axed", as reported. She was simply not invited for this season. Big difference.
TMZ reporters= Drama Queens.

523 days ago
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tdr9    

We need more news

523 days ago
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Phreaky    

Yawnnn

523 days ago
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Kookla    

I'm not surprised she was he least entertaining

523 days ago
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whatever3    

Good - she was my least (and Maks) favorite on the show. Good riddance to both of them.

523 days ago
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Me    

As long as Derek's back. Best choreographer in the business today.

523 days ago
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Miz Val    

She was just ok..I'm glad that Max is gone Egotistical foolish man. Like his brother Val so much more

523 days ago
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Javadude54    

That sucks. She's the only reason I watch that show.

523 days ago
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TigersMom    

She is so young and they paired her with Michael Bolton and David Hasselhof, it was so uncomfortable to watch.

Any idea how they determine the pairings?

523 days ago
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DaveT    

Michael Bolton was on the show? Who knew he could move and shake, have to check Youtube for that one...

523 days ago
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Googie    

Now who will DWTS assign celebrities with 2 left feet. Chelsie was the unlucky one up to now to get the male celebs who couldn't dance & couldn't keep a beat.

523 days ago
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Mrugowsky    

She's obsolete. Oh, wait.....that entire show is obsolete. It's title should have a question mark afterwards.

523 days ago
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