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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Quick Steps away from Dancing with the Stars

Posted by on September 5, 2013 at 9:38 AM EST

Well this fall’s line-up on Dancing with the Stars has finally been officially confirmed, ending months of speculation. Among those who will be taking to the dance floor are actresses Elizabeth Berkley, Valerie Harper and Amber Riley, Snooki Polizzi from Jersey Shore and Jack Osbourne, son of Sharon, currently judging the British version of The X Factor. Singer Christina Milan will also be among those performing for judges including Bruno Tonioli and Brit Len Goodman.

But, and we hate to disappoint his fans but facts have to be faced, one name definitely not in the frame is that of professional dancer Maksim Chermkovskiy. The line-up of pros includes Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough and Karina Smirnoff, among others, and Maksim’s brother Val – but not Maks himself.

We may be seeing the gorgeous Ukrainian Latin ballroom champ in the odd guest appearance but that’s about all, at least for this season. There’s no big deal behind his reasons for staying away, however – it seems he is just too darned busy with other projects to play a full part in season 17.

So he’ll cheering his bro on from the sidelines – and we know that fall wouldn’t be complete without this show, Maksim or no Maksim!

Dancing with Stars’ 17th season debuts Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.

Photo via WENN

 

 

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