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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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pegasus    

DWTS is for the brain-dead, as is pretty much everything on television.

544 days ago
17.

gutsygirl    

I'd rather see Anna Trebunskaya go...she annoys me.

544 days ago
18.

Lynn M    

Nice girl. Hopefully she keeps it in perspective and realizes that it has happened to several other dancers, several of whom returned in later seasons.

544 days ago
19.

Phishie from Philly    

She must be crazy. She chewing 2 pieces of gum.
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Phishie from Philly

544 days ago
20.

heather903    

Lacey Schwimmer Tweeted she's not on the show this year either (but she's choreographing the pro routines). I think last season was supposedly Derek's last, too. They must be getting a bunch of new pros or inviting back a lot of old ones who had tried to move on.

544 days ago
21.

alan    

you need to dance niked

544 days ago
22.

bernergirl    

That's because only Derek gets to pick his dance partners first, everyone else gets screwed!

544 days ago
23.

acm    

Bingo!

544 days ago
24.

Trish    

That is sad! I love her! She added a lot of personality to the show. :(

543 days ago
25.

sophiastormy    

That show needs to end.. its past due. Where are the writers at that can produce fresh drama series not set in police or the hospital scenes

543 days ago
26.

karri    

Oh I love Chelsie.. Stupid move ABC....

542 days ago
27.

Valerie    

Where is Max & the gay twin brother?

315 days ago
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