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Dancing with the Stars' Valentin Chmerkovskiy Is Hot and Shirtless in His First PEOPLE Video Blog

Originally posted 09/19/2016 05:55PM

Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy is chronicling his season 23 experience exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Chmerkovskiy, 30, and his partner, Olympian Laurie Hernandez, 16, on Twitter!

"This is my first vlog so I'm going to try and do a good job and give you a little more content than just me in my trailer saying politically correct things," Chmerkovskiy says in his first video blog after a minute of goofing off for the camera.

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Dancing with the Stars' Laurie Hernandez and Amber Rose Impress in Early Rehearsals

Originally posted 09/01/2016 12:30PM

And the Chmerkovskiy brothers are off!

Dancing with the Stars pros Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 36, and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, 30, began rehearsing for the hit ABC competition reality show's upcoming 23rd season this week. And judging from Instagram videos they each posted of their early practice sessions, it looks like the rival Chmerkovskiys might be off to an early lead.

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Dancing with the Stars: Season 23 Pro Dancers Revealed

Originally posted 08/23/2016 03:15PM

The first official casting news for season 23 of Dancing with the Stars has been announced!

Longtime pro dancer Val Chmerkovskiy stopped by Good Morning America on Tuesday and revealed some of the professional dancers who will be returning to the ABC reality dance competition in September.

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Was It a Flub or Not? DWTS' Val Chmerkovskiy and Ginger Zee Reveal the Truth About Their Final Dance

Was It a Flub or Not? Dancing with the Stars' Val Chmerkovskiy and Ginger Zee Reveal the Truth About Their Final Dance

Originally posted 05/25/2016 08:50AM

Ginger Zee and Val Chmerkovskiy were accused of making a "mistake" by the judges on the Dancing with the Stars finale Tuesday, but they insist there was no missteps.

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Jodie Sweetin's Dancing with the Stars Blog: I'm Glad I'm Not a Frontrunner

Originally posted 05/02/2016 07:00PM

Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars's 22nd season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Sweetin and her partner Keo Motsepe on Twitter!

Last week was definitely not an easy week. Not only did we have one of the most difficult dances I could ever imagine, but I also was really shaken by my injury.

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Jodie Sweetin Overcomes Injury and Brings Dancing with the Stars Crowd to Its Feet with Pink's 'Try'

Originally posted 04/25/2016 09:10PM

Jodie Sweetin isn't letting an injury – or an incredibly daunting dance – keep her down.

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Jodie Sweetin's Dancing with the Stars Blog: Her Injury Diagnosis and Fate in the Competition Revealed

Originally posted 04/25/2016 04:10PM

Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars's 22nd season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Sweetin and her partner Keo Motsepe on Twitter!

I'm so glad to be back to working with Keo this week, but being partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy for Switch-Up Week was actually really good for me.

Keo and I came off a bad dance the week before and working with a completely new partner allowed me to hit the reset button and focus on having fun again.

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Jodie Sweetin's Dancing with the Stars Blog: What It's Really Like Working with Val Chmerkovskiy

Originally posted 04/18/2016 03:30PM

Fuller House star Jodie Sweetin is blogging about her experience on Dancing with the Stars's 22nd season exclusively for PEOPLE.com. Follow Sweetin and her partner Keo Motsepe on Twitter!

Last week could definitely have gone better.

I just lost my place and never really found my way back to the dance. I panicked a bit, and that's never good.

Friends told me that they couldn't see the missed steps – and my daughters had a blast at the show because it was Disney Week – but I'm my toughest critic and I was so bummed about my performance.

But Keo could not have been a better partner.

He saw me starting to freak out and he just kept telling me, "You've got this. Let's have a good time. You're doing great."

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Dancing with the Stars' Val Chmerkovskiy on Marla Maples: 'She's So Much More than Donald Trump's Ex-Wife

Originally posted 04/12/2016 09:20AM

Valentin Chmerkovskiy has a ton of respect for Marla Maples – and not just for her skills on the dance floor.

"I want to commend Marla on her grace," Chmerkovskiy told reporters after Monday's episode of Dancing with the Stars of this week's eliminated contestant. "I hope she leaves with a great feeling. She had a great showing, and it was sad that she had to go."

Chmerkovskiy – who, along with his partner Ginger Zee, tied for Monday's highest scores – thinks there's one aspect of the show that Maples dealt with particularly well: being introduced as "the former Mrs. Donald Trump" week after week.

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Belle of the DWTS Ballroom: Ginger Zee Dazzles with Beauty and the Beast Performance

Originally posted 04/11/2016 10:45PM

Ginger Zee proved she's the Belle of the of the Dancing with the Stars ballroom on Monday's episode.

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