Maks Chmerkovskiy Just Taking A Break — He’s Under Contract People!

Posted on February 23rd, 2013 at 5:19 am

Although TMZ is reporting that Dancing with the Stars pro Maks Chmerkovskiy is leaving the show for good, RumorFix can tell you exclusively the "Bad Boy Of The Ballroom" is just taking a break.

A source close to the dancer tells RumorFix that Maks is under contract until 2015 and will honor his deal. But, he asked producers for a break this season "so he can fulfill some TV and movie commitments" and they were very supportive.


The Ukrainian hunk has been on the hit TV show since Season 2 in 2006 and has only taken one season off.

We can also confirm that Maks' baby brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, will be dancing this season and so will Derek Hough.

Derek, who our sources say did a TV pilot with Mark Ballas, tweeted on Friday, "Just got the call wasn't sure if I was able to do this season because of my other projects . But worked it out so I can do both. #pumped."

DWTS premieres March 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC.

  • 2 Responses

    1. Emma says:

      Derek produced a reality TV pilot on his own, and he and Julianne also sold a scripted pilot. He’s not done anything with Mark. Get your info straight before you write articles!!

    2. Janet says:

      Happy to know he will be dancing again in the future on dwts! Great for him that he is doing other things with his fine talent. He will be missed on dwts!

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