The rumor is true.Maksim Chmerkovskiy is returning to Dancing with the Stars when Season 23 premieres on September 12. The official announcement was made on ABC's Good Morning America on August 25. Maks appeared by satellite and answered questions posed to himby GeorgeStephanopoulos. Maks shared why he decided to returnas a professional dancer. He will be partnered with Amber Rose. Maks said is excited to be going back on the show that he loves.

Maks Chmerkovskiy'sexperience on 'DWTS'

Maks is a Ukrainian-American Latin ballroom professional dancer, choreographer, and dance instructor. He appeared on the second season of Dancing With The Stars where he and partner Tia Carrere came in sixth place.

He has competed in 14 seasons. Chmerkovskiy made it to the final round five times. He has been a runner-up twice. He has finished in third place twice. On May 20, 2014, Maks won his first championship with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis. Maks says when he returns this time, he will not consecrateon winning first place. He will be there to teach his partner to dance, and he is expecting to have fun.

Maks Chmerkovskiy's retirement from 'DWTS'

After becoming the champion in 2014, Chmerkovskiy announced he was retiring from the show to do other things. He wanted to leave room for younger pros to have his spot. He would use the time to expand his chain of dance studios. During his absence from Dancing with the Stars, Chmerkovskiy did not hang up his dancing shoes.

He performed in Sway: A Dance Trilogy.Maks and his younger brother, Valentin Chmerkovskiyrecently went on a 45-city live dancing tour. Val is also a pro dancer on Dancing with the Stars.

Even though Maks was not a competitor on DWTS, he didn't stay away. He returned as a guest judge during Season 17, Season 21, and Season 22.

Maks and Val will be competing against each other during Season 23. They have competed together before so this will be nothing new. Val won the championship in 2015 with Rumor Willis. Both brothers have been champions once.

Maks' fiancée will not return this upcoming season because she is expecting a baby boy in January 2017.

Maks and Peta Murgatroyd plan to marry in July 2017. Peta won the championship last season with hearing impaired model Nyle DiMarco. Are you glad to know that Maks isreturning to Dancing with the Stars?

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