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Season 16's cast of Dancing with the Stars was announced Tuesday morning, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy's name was noticeably absent from the pro partners' list. But the 33-year-old Ukrainian hunk has no bad blood toward the ABC show. In fact, he released a statement clearing up any of the rumors about why he isn't returning to DWTS. "I just want to set the record straight to all of my amazing fans that I will unfortunately not be returning for this season of Dancing with the Stars," he said. "I've been a Pro dancer on the show for about seven years now and am eager to explore other opportunities that have been made possible because of Dancing with the Stars.  "I'm »


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