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VIDEO: Maks Chmerkovskiy Surprises 82-Year-Old DWTS Fan After Private Dance Lesson

Maks Chmerkovskiy Surprises 82-Year-Old Dancing with the Stars Fan After Private Dance Lesson

Originally posted 10/30/2015 03:15PM

One senior citizen got the dance lesson of a lifetime Thursday, courtesy of former Dancing with the Stars pro Maks Chmerkovskiy.

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Maks Chmerkovskiy Says Hope Solo Is 'Literally the Only Person' He Has Ever Disliked

Originally posted 10/15/2015 08:00AM

[YOUTUBE "GUhu5bHPG2M"] Maksim Chmerkovskiy has more to say about his former Dancing with the Stars partner Hope Solo.

The former DWTS pro expressed his dislike of the soccer star during a recent podcast appearance, calling her "just a s----- person."

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UpdatePosted 10/13/2015 06:20PM

Maks Chmerkovskiy Blasts Dancing with the Stars – Including One of His Former Partners – and Abby Lee Miller in Scathing Interview

Originally posted 10/13/2015 06:20PM

There's no love lost between Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Dancing with the Stars.

The former DWTS pro returned as a guest judge on Monday's episode, but he has no intention of returning in a more permanent basis, saying he was heavily censored when he worked on the series.

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UpdatePosted 10/12/2015 09:40PM

Bindi Irwin Scores Second Consecutive Perfect 10 on Dancing with the Stars with Flashy Performance

Originally posted 10/12/2015 09:40PM

Bindi Irwin has done it again.

The Dancing with the Stars contestant scored her second consecutive 10, after earning the season's first 10 last week with her tribute to her late father Steve Irwin.

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The Dancing with the Stars Switch-Up Week Couples Revealed!

Originally posted 10/07/2015 09:00AM

Switch-Up Week on Dancing with the Stars is always a time of mixed emotions for the contestants.

"I'm excited and terrified," Vine star Hayes Grier tells PEOPLE of the prospect of being paired with someone other than pro dancer Emma Slater, whom he has been working with since before the season 21 premiere last month.

But Switch-Up Week is here whether Grier likes it or not, and PEOPLE can exclusively reveal who is paired with whom:

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How DWTS Couple Maks and Peta Balance Touring and Time Together: Weeks Apart Are 'Just a Hiccup'

Maks Chmerkovskiy Talks Balancing Work and Love with Girlfriend Peta Murgatroyd, Calls Time Apart 'a Hiccup' Along the Way

Originally posted 08/03/2015 01:50PM

Nobody knows better than Dancing with the Stars favorites Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd that it takes two to tango.

Chmerkovskiy admits that he and Murgatroyd, 29, must make an effort to keep in touch as she travels around the country on this summer's Dancing with the Stars Live! tour. But, says the former pro, a brief time apart is only a small bump in their journey.

"We just decide to not go longer than a couple weeks [without seeing each other]," Chmerkovskiy tells PEOPLE at the 10th anniversary party for Dance with Me, a chain of dance studios that he co-founded. "It's a hiccup in the grand scheme of things. There's a whole life together depending on how you take of yourself."

Chmerkovskiy, 35, says he and his on-again/off-again girlfriend, who have been romantically linked since 2012, could not be happier. "Everything's amazing," he gushed. "She's awesome."

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Val Chmerkovskiy Surprises Young Heart Patient – and Gives Her the Coolest Salsa Lesson Ever!

Originally posted 06/02/2015 05:45PM

Val Chmerkovskiy may have recently scored the coveted mirror ball trophy, along with his partner Rumer Willis, as this season's Dancing with the Stars champs, but according to the professional dancer, that experience pales in comparison with the spin he got to take on Tuesday with another champion.

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Says He Will Never Return to DWTS

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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Says He Will Never Return to DWTS

Originally posted 05/19/2015 06:20PM

For all those hoping Maksim Chmerkovskiy will return to Dancing with the Stars, don't hold your breath.

The pro dancer recently revealed in a Glamour magazine interview that he would "definitely not" be returning to the show.

"You have to walk away when the time is right, and the time was right, " he says, adding, "I think the change of guard is necessary."

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Erin Andrews 'Broke Out in Hives' When She First Met Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Erin Andrews 'Broke Out in Hives' When She First Met Maksim Chmerkovskiy

Originally posted 05/15/2015 12:55PM

They were one of the most classic pairings ever on Dancing with the Stars, with electric chemistry, rumors of off-screen romance and moves that carried them to a third-place finish.

Now, five years later, Erin Andrews recalls meeting Maksim Chmerkovskiy for the first time – and just being terrified.

"When I first met Maks, I broke out in hives because I was like, 'Wow, you really are delicious, and I cannot walk in heels,' " Andrews said Thursday at "An Evening with Dancing with the Stars" – an event at the Paley Center in Los Angeles featuring a panel discussion about the show.

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DWTS' Romantic Tango: Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Step Out Holding Hands

Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Step Out Holding Hands

Originally posted 05/13/2015 08:30AM

Dancing with the Stars pros Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy were spotted holding hands while leaving the West Hollywood eatery Craig's on Monday night.

Clearly romance was still in the air following DWTS contestant Noah Galloway's on-air proposal earlier that night. Though Murgatroyd, 28, and her partner for this season, Michael Sam, were eliminated in early April, she posted a photo to Instagram last week of herself and Chmerkovskiy, 35, keeping up on DWTS last week.

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