With the premiere of Dancing With the Stars season 26 on Monday evening, two professionals will be missing from the usual line-up. The brothers Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy will not perform this season dancing with the stars . The siblings did not explicitly say why they will not compete, but it is clear that they are very busy these days.
The dancers travel for their own tour called Confidential, and it's a family affair. Maksim, Valentin and Maks' wife, Peta Murgatroyd, have all banded together for the dance tour. According to the show's official website, the trio will have their last tour date on May 1
In the About the Tour section of the show website, Maksim said, "The Confidential tour is a dance show hosted by our family and our love stories, this time I'm a husband, a dad professional career and still learning on and off the dance floor. "
Val added," This time we raised the bar and gave us more time to rehearse and produce the show, which we can honestly say is our very best. "
Just like the Chmerkovskij brothers, Peta missed this season of Dancing With the Stars thanks to the tour. It makes perfect sense that the family Dancing With the Stars – or at least on ice – focuses primarily on the preparation and travel of Confidential.
It is unclear if the brothers are done with dancing with the stars forever. It seems like Maksim is competing over competition, but would come down to return in a different capacity. In an April 4 interview with Mass Live he was asked if he would return to DWTS . Maks said, "Listen, I love the show, but I have other interests at the moment, I would like to judge and get involved with it, but it's not my reputation, it's not up to me, all that's up to me, I do that 100 percent and then give everything I do not think I can do the show as a professional dancer to 100 percent and give it all I'm at another point in my life. " He added : "I would like to do this gig [as DWTS Judge That's my thing That's my medium [and] I know that I know exactly what I see I know exactly what I want and how I can influence someone to get better in this genre. "
Unlike his brother, Val has made no public statements about his future, but no news could be good news in this case. If he does not say he's done, that may mean he's just taking a break from season 26 show. He's busy on the family trip, but Val also promotes his book, I'll Never Change My Name: The American Dream of an immigrant from Ukraine to the US to Dancing with the Stars which was released on March 6 , In addition, he mentioned the show in the title, which could be interpreted as a positive sign for the US fans who want the dancer to return to the popular reality TV show.
Another reason why it makes sense for Val to return to the show is that he has a serious relationship with professional dancer Jenna Johnson, a member of the show. It would come as no surprise if Val wanted to be open with his girlfriend on Dancing with the Stars
for Val's return but that could also be the case on the basis of his story for Maksim be. Yes, Maksim insists he is done on the show, but he has danced a few times in the past . After the 5th season, Maks said that he would finish the show, but he went back to the statement during an interview with People and confessed that he said "at a time when I was very much was stressed ". He also admitted, "After two consecutive seasons, ten weeks each season, it took its toll." Although Maks insisted that he not stop, he did not appear in Season 6, but returned for Season 7 of Dancing with the Stars in 2008.
Then Maksim announced in 2013 that he would not return for Season 16 in a statement he published on People . In the statement, he said, "I've been a pro dancer on the show for about seven years and I'm looking forward to exploring other opportunities that have been enabled by Dancing with the Stars to produce and trade while fulfilling my sponsorship obligations. "
He skipped the show for Seasons 16 and 17 and returned in Season 18, after which he again said he would not come back. This time he stayed away from the show until the 23rd season. In 2016, Maksim Bravos told The Daily Dish, " I tell you now, I have no interest in returning as a dancer," for Season
At this point, both Maksim and Valentin focus on the Confidential tour and are not available to appear on Dancing With the Stars as a result, but will they be gone forever? Only time will tell, but everything is possible.