“Dancing with the Stars” pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy says he’s waltzing off the ABC show’s dance floor for good.
He added, "When I came back to the show, it was not the same. I was different, probably. When I came back, I saw this amazing talent… I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better. I was taking up a huge spot."
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Chmerkovskiy, 34, returned for Season 18, and won the Mirrorball trophy for the first time with Olympic ice skater Meryl Davis.
Maks first appeared on “DWTS” in its second season and has danced with partners such as Hope Solo, Kirstie Alley and Mel B.