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Maksim Chmerkovskiy Teases 'Dancing With the Stars' Return With Sexy Shirtless Pic!

by Alex Ungerman 12:42 PM PDT, April 21, 2017
Playing Maksim Chmerkovskiy Teases 'Dancing With the Stars' Return With Sexy Shirtless Pic!

Maks is back!

The Maksim Chmerkovskiy injury absence has been sorely felt by Dancing With the Stars die-hards, which makes the dancing pro's shirtless snap signaling the drought is over that much sweeter.

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"This Monday @dancingabc @heatherrelizabethh #teamMaksimumHeat #IWillNeverLiveThisDown #FarmerTanGameStrong," the 37-year-old heartthrob captioned the shot.

Farmer tan or not, we're just happy to have you back!

Chmerkovskiy will make his return to the ballroom floor on Monday with dancing partner, Heather Morris. The dancing pro's calf injury, which he sustained during rehearsals, has kept him sidelined since late March. In his place, troupe dancer Alan Bersten has been dancing alongside Morris.

ET caught up with Bersten on Monday, who opened up about Chmerkovskiy stepping back out onto the floor.

"It's not easy for anyone to switch partners, especaily a celebrity, who's new to all this," he said, commending Morris on her adjustment. "She had to switch after the first week which is incredibly hard -- she had gotten to know Maks for three weeks [two before the show started.] It's not easy for Heather in particular because me and maks are not the same ... Maks is very straightforward, i'm more of a goofball."

WATCH: Maksim Chmerkovskiy Is Walking and 'Almost' Dancing Again in Latest Update on Calf Injury

Watch the video below for more on the DWTS favorite's big return.

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8/7c on ABC.

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