Maksim Chmerkovskiy“s days of sequin unitards are OVER … “cause our sources has learned the Bad Boy of the Ballroom is officially leaving “Dancing with the Stars.”
Sources close to the production tell us … Maksim spoke with producers a few days ago and informed them that he wouldn”t be returning for the upcoming season.
FYI — the 33-year-old dancer has been on the show since Season 2 (2006) … and partnered up with stars like Misty May, Laila Ali, Erin Andrews, Kirstie Alley and Mel B.
We”re told Maksim wants to stay in the entertainment world … and is currently pursuing movie and TV projects.
As for Maksim”s brother Val — we”re told he WILL return to the show … so don”t worry America, you”ll still get your Chmerkovskiy fix.