July 31, 2015 | Updated at 01:09 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Dancing With The Stars All Stars: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Quitting Show After 15 Years

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has announced that the next season of "Dancing With The Stars" will be his last one with the show.

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Sep 21, 2012 12:03 PM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy
  • Maksim Chmerkovskiy and one of his past dance partners, Brandy. (Photo : Reuters)

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has announced that the next season of "Dancing With The Stars" will be his last one with the show.

The Ukrainian choregrapher, who has a reputation for being the "bad boy of the ballroom," admitted that when his contract expires at the end of next year, he will not renew it.

"What else do I have to do there after 15 seasons?" Chmerkovskiy told New York Post. "It makes total sense. The audience can't expect for me to want to stick around, and the producers can't expect for me to want to stick around."

Chmerkovskiy, who is nicknamed Maks on the show, told the newspaper that he truly enjoys being a part of the show but his age is a deciding factor.

"To be honest with you, at 32, I am at what-about-me time.'"

He revealed several "DWTS" professional dancers become frustrated over the years when their celebrity partners ended up in the spotlight more than their choreographers after they appeared on the show.

"Essentially, 80% of our job is to give somebody another push in their career," he said. "Or we make them into likable characters. But at the end of the day, they go off and they better themselves."

However, Maks has no hard feelings for "DWTS," one of television's hottest dance competition show.

"I wish them the next 50 years of success. But I have to do something else. I need to move on for me," he said.

The choreographer is pursuing a career on the big screen and has already had luck securing his first role. Chmerkovskiy will begin filming his first movie, a romantic comedy, in January. He is also considering creating a reality show with his brother Val.

Chmerkovskiy will pair up with actress Kirstie Alley again for the show's all-star edition when the season premieres on Monday, Sept. 24. The pair partnered up during season 12.

"Dancing With the Stars" premieres Monday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

© 2015 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

facebook tweet this pin it plus
Contribute to this Story send us a tip send us a tip send us a tip
Sign Up for Newsletters

Around The Web

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown's Friend Calls Out Her Family For 'Planning For Her Death'

A friend of Bobbi Kristina Brown has turned the tables on her family and suggested revealed what she said is the truth behind what happened leading up to Bobbi Kristina's death.

Dave Grohl

Watch 1,000 Musicians Come Together To Perform Foo Fighters' 'Learn to Fly'

Check out 1,000 musicians in Italy rallying together to perform Foo Fighters' 'Learn to Fly' as a way to encourage the band to head back to their region for a gig.

Moon

When To View The Blue Moon On Friday

View the only Blue Moon of 2015 at these particular times.

Outlander

Jamie Is 'Not Relishing' Paris On 'Outlander', Sam Heughan Teases Taking Off The Mask

The Highlander will not be particularly thrilled with his task to change history

Terrence Howard

'Empire' Star Terrence Howard Faces Real Drama, Ex-Wife Hits Him With Assault Lawsuit, Details Inside [

Terrence Howard is on the top of the world in his career with the new success of 'Empire.' But his personal life is getting the spotlight as his wife claims he physically assaultd her.

Ashlyn Pearce

Ashlyn Pearce Speaks Out About Aly's Shocking Death On 'The Bold and the Beautiful'

The actress took to social media to address the trn of events and thank fans for their support.

WWE Raw

Monday Night 'Raw' LIVE STREAM Free: Watch WWE Wrestling 2015 Online @ 8 pm ET

Catch Brock Lessner and the Undertaker live online

Future and Ciara

Future Just Can't Stop Talking About His Ex In Interviews

Future admits to feeling 'embarrassed' for his ex-fiance Ciara.

The cast of 'Days of Our Lives' posing at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Is 'Days of Our Lives' No Longer In Jeopardy Of Being Canceled?

The show has seen a spike in viewership.

Adiz 'Bambi' Benson

Bambi Gets Way Too Close To Another Man On 'LHHATL' Amid Lil Scrappy Drama

Bambi might have found comfort with an aspiring rapper as she and Lil Scrappy face challenges in their relationship on 'Love & Hip Hop Atlanta.'

Draya Michele & Orlando Scandrick

Draya Michele Rocks Engagement Ring After Split With Orlando Scandrick

Draya Michele proudly wore what looks like her engagement ring after she and Dallas Cowboys star Orlando Scandrick battled it out on social media following their split.

Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss Reveals Due Date, Fans Will See Pregnancy Journey On 'RHOA'

Kandi Burruss spills the beans on details of her pregnancy and what fans can expect to see from her on the new season of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives Of Atlanta'

Cecil the Lion

The Internet Is Pissed At An American Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

After Walter Palmer was outed by the media, people took to social media to express outrage at him.

Witches Of East End

'Witches Of East End' Petition Is Still Gaining Signatures

It's been months since the cancellation of 'Witches of East End' was announced, but the petition to help bring it back is (surprisingly) still open.

Latest News

Maria Menounos

Maria Menounos Named As Giuliana Rancic's Replacement On E! News

Maria Menounos will replace Giuliana Rancic on E! News starting next month.

Jena Malone

Jena Malone's Mystery 'Batman v Superman' Role Finally Revealed

The identity of Jena Malone's role in 'Batman v Superman' is now known.

Yolanda Foster & Brandi Glanville

Brandi Glanville Is No Longer Spying On Her Ex-Boyfriend

Brandi Glanville told fans on Friday that she has no plans to stalk J.R.

Evelyn Lozada

Who Is Evelyn Lozada's 'Water Baby'?

Evelyn's youngest kid is groiwng up so fast...

Chelsea Houska

Chelesa Houska Claims She'll 'Never' Trust Adam Lind: 'He's Never Going To Change'

Chelsea Houska's daughter, Aubree, may be forced to spend time with her father at a visitation center.

Morgan vows to keep Silas from spilling his secret on the July 31, 2015 episode of 'General Hospital'

Morgan Decides To Keep Silas Quiet On 'General Hospital'

He will do whatever it takes to keep Silas from telling Kiki about his affair

Farrah Abraham

Why Did Farrah Abraham Give Sophia $600 For Losing Her Tooth?

Farrah Abraham gave her daughter $600 for losing her tooth -- but why?

Tom Sandoval & Ariana Madix

Are Tom Sandoval & Ariana Madix Still Dating?

Tom Sandoval updated fans on his relationship last night.

Corey Simms & Twins

Corey Simms Addresses Daughter Ali's Muscular Dystrophy During 'Teen Mom 2' Q&A

Corey Simms spoke of his ailing daughter during a new interview.

Michael Bay

Filming For 'Transformers 5' Beginning Soon?

Two recent developments strongly hint that the filming for 'Transformers 5' could begin anytime now.

Real Time Analytics