AceShowbiz - Season 30 of "Dancing with the Stars" might be the last season with pro-dancer Valentin Chmerkovskiy. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight after his and partner Olivia Jade's elimination from the dancing show, Val hinted that this was "probably" his last season competing.
"I've always been very clear about coming back on the show. I love the show. I love being on it. I am so grateful for the opportunity, is this my last season?" he told ET's Lauren Zima on Tuesday, November 9. "Probably. Probably. I have no regrets about my tenure on the show. I have no regrets about the season. I couldn't have asked for a better partner to end it with."
The husband of fellow dancer and "DWTS" pro-dancer Jenna Johnson went on to note that "life is dynamic," adding that he didn't have beef with the show. "There's no burned bridges, there's nothing but gratitude, again, with the production, with the show," he explained.
"I hope I've served the show and this show has definitely changed my life, so it's mutually love and we'll see what happens in the future," he continued.
Of his and Olivia's elimination on Janet Jackson Night, Olivia admited that they were "pretty bummed" about it. "But honestly, this has been the best experience. I'm so happy we made it this far and that we got to dance," the beauty vlogger said. "We've said this from the beginning, but it wasn't even about winning or losing. We just wanted to go the distance and have the chance to dance as much as possible. I'm bummed that it's coming to an end, I got a forever friend and some new moves."
Val added, "It was good. We were facing some tough competition but we gave it our all. It's been the furthest I've gone in, I think, four years, which is so exciting." He continued, "But again, I'm bummed, sad because I don't get to spend every day with this young lady. I mean, she's extraordinary. She's wonderful. She's a perfect teammate, perfect student, so I had a blast teaching her how to dance and I had a blast dancing this season."
Val first appeared on the show its second season in 2006. He then started competing with a partner during the show's 13th season in 2011. His first victory was in season 20 of the show in 2015, when he and celebrity partner Rumer Willis won a first mirrorball trophy. His second victory came the next year when he and Laurie Hernandez came out as the winner of season 23.