‘Dancing With the Stars’ Chelsie Hightower — I’m Off the Show and NOT BY CHOICE

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 our sources 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.