Maksim Chmerkovskiy Not Returning For 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 16

February 24, 2013
Maksim Chmerkvskiy attends AOL's New National Commercial open call at AOL Studios on November 29, 2012 in New York City -- Getty Images

Maksim Chmerkovskiy's "Dancing with the Stars" days are officially over -- or at least, for now.

The ballroom bad boy will not be a part of the ABC reality hit's sixteenth season, as he was not asked to return, a source revealed to Access Hollywood.

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The 33-year-old dancer - who has been on the show since Season 2 and was most recently paired with Kirstie Alley (for a second time) on the show's "All-Stars" edition - has yet to officially announce his exit, but did seem to hint at a change in direction via Twitter.

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"BAM! Someone landed in LA LA LAND! So many peeps to catch up with! So much exciting stuff coming up!" he Tweeted on Friday, adding, "#OutWithTheOld."

In related "DWTS" news, fan favorite and three-time "Dancing" champ Derek Hough confirmed on Friday that he will return to the show.

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