On Monday, Chmerkovskiy and his star partner, Amber Rose, got the ax after the sixth week of competition on Season 23 of DWTS, and the 36-year-old dancer spoke with ET's Angelique Jackson after the show, where he opened up about taking time off, once again, and why he came back in for this season.
"It was a Monday morning decision," explained Chmerkovskiy. "Literally over coffee."
"I just looked at Peta and I was like, 'Hey, so why don't I [return to DWTS]? I just got off the tour, and I feel great, can I?'" Chmerkovskiy recounted. "She was like, 'Let's do it! I'm not, so one of us [should], that makes sense.'"