Maks is back!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy is set to return to Dancing With the Stars for its 18th season, sources connected to the show exclusivelly tells E! News. The fan favorite exited the ballroom as a professional dancer after Season 15. (Another source tells us that Derek Hough will also be returning to compete in the new season, which premieres March 17.)
"Maks will return this season as a pro," a production source says. "Everyone's looking forward to having him back."
Calls to Maks' team were not returned and ABC does not comment on casting rumors. The full cast for the ABC reality hit's new season will be announced on March 4 on Good Morning America.