Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is Back in Action on 'DWTS' With Amber Rose -- Check Out Their First Rehearsal!

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Season 23 of Dancing With the Stars is right around the corner and fans are going to see the return of a few familiar faces, including fiery fan favorite Maksim Chmerkovskiy-- who is pairing up with the equally fierce Amber Rose.
Rose took to Instagram on Wednesday to give a glimpse at the pair's first rehearsal, and it looks like the 32-year-old model and talk show host has some decent footwork even from their first go.

The pair could prove to be a dominate force on the dance floor, and with Rose's chameleon-esque ability to stun in any style (including a wide variety of sultry hairdos) there are a lot of costuming choices they 're going to have at their disposal.
However, the 36-year-old former DWTS champ's toughest competition this season is likely to come from his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy. The 30-year-old pro, who recently won Season 21 with celeb partner Rumer Willis, has been paired up with Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez.
The 16-year-old gymnast was one of the beloved Final Five at the Rio Olympics where she took home a silver medal in women's beam and a gold in the women's team competition. Val also took to Instagram on Wednesday to show off their rehearsal (and secret high-five) and it's clear that Laurie's going to kill it.
"Still need a lot of work on the frame. but eyyyyy we already got a handshake," Val candidly captioned the video. "So excited for the season. Helping this incredible girl reach her ballroom dreams. She's is a real gem."

For more on the cast of the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars -- which includes, in part, The Brady Bunch's Maureen McCormick, rapper/home improvement specialist Vanilla Ice, race car driver James Hinchcliffe, former Texas governor Rick Perry and embattled Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte -- check out the video below.
Dancing With the Stars premieres Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.