Ford and Chmerkovskiy, voted off the ABC show Wednesday, denied being anything more than dance partners, TV talk show "Extra" said, yet a video of the pair on a beach said otherwise. singer-dancer Willa Ford and "Dancing with the Stars" partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy are -- maybe -- dancing a personal duet.I had one job: I had to teach somebody how to dance…and I didn’t care how I looked in the process.” Chmerkovskiy recalled that he had a “giant fight with my producers” over how little he cared about anything on the show besides teaching his partners to prepare for the Monday-night dance offs.” We don’t know what his last name means, but you say it like this: ch-mair-KOV-skee.Maks comes from Ukraine, which used to be part of Russia but is now its own country. And you know him because he has been on every season of since the second one. But then a few years later, he broke his leg in a really bad skiing accident!Though Chmerkovskiy appeared as a guest judge on Monday night’s “DWTS,” while speaking with hosts Theo Von and Matthew Cole Weiss in the podcast recorded on Oct. I’m not coming back,” he said of his departure from the show.
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