The future of professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy from “Dancing With the Stars” on the show has been up in the air since season 30, but things seem a little clearer now.
Chmerkovskiy is married to professional dancer Jenna Johnson, who recently gave an interview with Us Weekly in which she addressed her husband’s future on the show.
Johnson says Chmerkovskiy is “excited” about the future of DWTS
in a (n Interviewed by Us WeeklyJenna Johnson seemed to hint that her husband would return to “Dancing With the Stars” if asked back.
“He’s being kidnapped,” she told the outlet. “He’s chiseled and really inspired right now. So I’m kind of like, ‘Okay. Danger.’ I think he’s really looking forward to next season.”
Chmerkovskiy also told Extra that he may return for the upcoming season.
“We don’t know the details [the show] yet,” he said. “I don’t know if I’ll be back or not, but I’m looking forward to the show.”
Chmerkovskiy has previously indicated that he will be retiring from the show.
During the show’s 30th season, professional dancer Val Chmerkovskiy dated influencer Olivia Jade, and during that time he told fans he thought he would retire after the season ended.
He also spoke to his partner on her podcast: “Conversations with Olivia Jade.”
When it came to why he wanted to retire, he said there were a number of reasons, including babies, Broadway, movies, and just walking past “Dancing With the Stars” professionally.
Some fans don’t want Chmerkovskiy back
Following Johnson’s commentssome fans took to Reddit to talk about how it sounds like Chmerkovskiy is returning to the show.
“I can’t believe Val is planning to come back. Wow, is he so excited all of a sudden?” one person wrote. “These miserable and burned-out pros just don’t want to give it up I see… I feel like I have to skip Val parts just like people skip Tyra’s.”
The poster went on to talk about Chmerkovskiy’s comment, in which he called some of his Russian colleagues “spineless b****es”. during the off-season.
“I think Val is already forgotten and burned out.” a comment reads. “I think he’s the oldest pro next to Cheryl? They have to go… they can pair Val with Beyonce and I still wouldn’t vote for that man. I loved Val too until I read all the horrible things he did here.”
Other people think the reason Chmerkovskiy might return to the show is simply financial.
“I just think he couldn’t find anything else, he was just doing conventions, which everyone is doing since the end of the DWTS season and some work that he’s already done with his studios.” the comment reads.
Another person pointed this out“I belong to a DWTS group on Facebook and there are a lot of older women who love Val and Gleb and here people seem to be all over them… lol.”
Dancing With the Stars returns to a new home in Fall 2022. The show will now air live exclusively on Disney+ instead of ABC.
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