Maksim Chmerkovskiy Admits He 'Made Mistakes' on 'DWTS'

by Raphael Chestang 5:36 PM PDT, May 21, 2015
Playing Maksim Chmerkovskiy Admits He 'Made Mistakes' on 'DWTS'

Former Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy cheered on his brother Valentin as he and partner Rumer Willis on this season's finale. Today, Maks told us how proud he was to see his younger brother take home the mirror ball trophy.

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"I'm very proud. I know what it takes," Maks told Brooke Anderson when he visited the ET stage. "It took me a lot longer than it took him, but to go all the way and actually hoist the trophy is a big deal."

Maks was crowned the winner of season 18 along with partner Meryl Davis and he said that fans probably wouldn't be seeing him compete on the show again.

"I'm not coming back because I don't have the contract, and I've moved on with my life," Maks said. "I will entertain the idea of being part of the show in some other capacity."

The 35-year-old professional dancer assured ET that he does not have a problem with the show.

"I may have come across as angry in some instances in the past," Maks admitted. "I've made mistakes. I've reconciled with some people ... I'm also an entrepreneur and I'm interested in other things."

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One of those other things is the live theater show Sway: A Dance Trilogy, starring Maks, his brother Val and DWTS alumni Tony Dovolani and Peta Murgatroyd.

"It's a little bit for everybody," Maks said.

Catch Sway on June 5 and 6 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.