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Maksim's New Bachelor Gig: "I'm Going to Give Him Hell," Says Derek Hough

Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Dancing with the Stars ABC/Adam Larkey

Has Maksim Chmerkovskiy set himself up for some major torture on the next season of Dancing With the Stars?

Quite possibly. "I'm going to give him hell when I see him," says fellow pro dancer Derek Hough.

Why? Because, as you may have heard, Maksim is the new Bachelor—in the Ukraine…

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"I'm not going to lie," Hough told me last night at the Bulgari benefit for Save the Children and Artists for Peace and Justice. "When I first found out, I was very surprised and kind of found it funny.

"Well, not funny, but I know Maks," he continued. "It was like, 'You're going to do the Bachelor? And in the Ukraine?' "

Hough said he hopes Chmerkovskiy, who was once engaged to DWTS' Karina Smirnoff, does find love in his native country. "But when I seem him," he laughed, "I'm going to be like, 'Dude, you and [former Bachelor and DWTS celeb competitor] Jake Pavelka are in the same club now! Is there a clubhouse you go to? Do you have like Bachelor jackets, too?' "

Let's just hope Maks has better luck finding the right woman than Jake did.

WATCH: Check out Marc's daily videoblog for more on last night's Bulgari event and the T magazine party in West Hollywood

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