Maksim Chmerkovskiy is just going to try some other things professionally, using his past 7 years making a name for himself on Dancing With The Stars as a jumping point!
Though, we're not so sure we can see him as an actor…
Here's what he said:
"I just want to set the record straight to all of my amazing fans that I will unfortunately not be returning for this season of Dancing with the Stars. I've been a Pro dancer on the show for about seven years now and am eager to explore other opportunities that have been made possible because of Dancing with the Stars. I'm going to take this time to dive into producing and acting, while fulfilling my sponsorship obligations. A big thank you to all of my fans for your never-ending support. I also want to thank the entire cast and production of Dancing with the Stars."
At least he isn't leaving on a bad note!
He has quite the hill to climb, though, before he can get past being 'that guy from that dancing show' and into the role of a respected actor! Who knows, though? Maybe he has to drive to do it!
We'll just have to wait and see!
[Image via WENN.]
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