Fans of Dancing With the Stars are surely excited that one of the original dancers, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, is coming back to the competition. Although Maks won’t be back to strut his stuff in tight outfits, he will be appearing as a guest judge, along with the regulars, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba.
Chmerkovsiy originally left the reality show after season 15, when he released a statement, saying: “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,” according to E! News. “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.”
He has been back one time, during season 16, when he came back to support his brother, the new member of DWTS, Val Chmerkovskiy.
“Musical guests set to appear on Monday’s episode include Kerli, who will perform a rendition of Fall Out Boy‘s “My Song Knows (Light em up)” and YouTube artist Noah Guthrie, who will be singing his popular cover of ‘Sexy & I Know It,’” reports E!