Val Chmerkovskiy ‘Probably’ Won’t Return To Dancing With The Stars Next SeasonPublished on November 11, 2021.
Val Chmerkovskiy has revealed that he most likely won’t be returning to Dancing with the Stars next season!
He opened up about his decision with Entertainment Tonight. “I’ve always been very clear about coming back on the show. I love the show. I love being on it. I am so grateful for the opportunity, is this my last season?” he revealed. “Probably. Probably.”
Chmerkovskiy and his partner Olivia Jade Giannulli were unexpectedly eliminated from the show during week 8, however Chmerkovskiy said he has “no regrets” about his DWTS career. “I have no regrets about my tenure on the show. I have no regrets about the season,” he said. “I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to end it with.”
Chmerkovskiy first appeared on the hit reality dancing series during its second season in 2006 and began competing with a partner in 2011. He won his first mirrorball trophy with partner Rumer Willis during season 20, and won again a few seasons later with with partner Laurie Hernandez in season 23.
“There’s no burned bridges, there’s nothing but gratitude, again, with the production, with the show,” the pro dancer said. “I hope I’ve served the show and this show has definitely changed my life, so it’s mutually love and we’ll see what happens in the future.”
The door may not be completely shut on Chmerkovskiy’s journey on the show, however. When asked if there’s anything the could inspire him to return to the show eventually, Chmerkovskiy revealed that he’s leaving the door open. “Life is dynamic,” he said.