Everything Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy Have Said About Quitting 'Dancing With the Stars' Forever

Brotherhood binds us! Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Val Chmerkovskiy made a big impression on Dancing With the Stars in 2006, and their discussions about leaving the competition have kept viewers interested over the years.

Maks, who is six years older than Val, finished sixth in his pro debut on season 2 in 2006. Tia Carrere, an actress, was his partner.

Val, on the other hand, only appeared as a troupe dancer during the same season. During season 13, the younger Chmerkovskiy sibling made his professional debut with Elisabetta Canalis.

Peta Murgatroyd's spouse, with whom she has a son named Shai, went on to compete in 17 seasons on and off between 2006 and 2017. During season 18, he shared one mirrorball prize with Olympian Meryl Davis.

Maks has dabbled with the possibility of resuming his dancing career since his official exit from DWTS in 2018. He is, however, open to judging or hosting the ABC show in the future.

"I'd love to perform that gig." That's my specialty. That's my medium, and that's what I'm familiar with. "I know exactly what I'm looking for," Val said in April 2018 after serving as a guest judge from 2013 to 2016. "I know exactly what I want it to be and how to persuade someone to perform better in that genre." In addition to contributing to the production, that is what a judge should do. If that's in my future, I'll gladly take it. If not, there are alternative options. We are continually progressing."

Maks praised the event two years later for giving ballroom dancing such a large stage.

"When the show isn't on, we're still heavy participants in [the] ballroom industry," the former reality TV star exclusively told Us Weekly in May 2020. "It's a significant deal for us that there's a platform like Dancing With the Stars...." I keep saying how wonderful the platform has been. It's exciting to see new faces, particularly those representing ballroom dance."

Val, on the other hand, competed as a pro on DWTS for 17 seasons. He won two mirrorball trophies, the first with Rumer Willis in season 20 and the second with Laurie Hernandez in season 23. He fell in love with fellow pro Jenna Johnson, whom he married in 2019.

For years, Val stated that he was content with his status as a dancer on the show and had no desire to change it. In fact, he told Us exclusively in July 2021 that, while he believes he'd "nail it" as the show's host, he'd rather to stick to what he knows.

"I'm quite pleased with continuing to dance and perform on Dancing With the Stars, as well as continue to instruct." "I'm just looking for a good relationship," he told Us at the time.

Val, on the other hand, hinted at the end of his professional career if he is eliminated from season 30 in November 2021.

Scroll down to see everything Maks and Val have ever said about leaving DWTS:

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