Expect to see Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd on the ‘DWTS’ ballroom next season! The couple, who just welcomed baby boy Shai, announced on ‘GMA’ on Feb. 20 that they’ll be returning for season 24!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy, 37, and Peta Murgatroyd, 30, are the first pros to reveal they’ll be a part of Dancing With the Stars season 24. Peta just gave birth to son Shai in Jan. 2017, so this will be her first season back since becoming a mom! She won season 22 with ANTM alum Nyle DiMarco.
“I’m definitely a little bit nervous, but I’m very excited to get back,” Peta said on GMA. “I’ve definitely missed the dance floor and I haven’t been able to defend my title with Nyle, so I want to get back out there.”
When asked if dancing was going to be different post-baby, she said: “I just want to be healthy. It’s going to take a little bit longer, I think, to get back up to the fitness that I was doing and had before. I think it’s going to be OK. I’m going to take it slowly and hopefully I have an awesome partner to go through this with.”
Maks was paired up with Amber Rose, 33, last season. It’s shocking to see Maks returning to the show. After being voted off in season 23, he said he had “zero interest” in coming back. “I have zero want to do this. I promise you that,” he told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s been it for me two years ago. I never thought I’d be back here in this position.” Something clearly changed his mind!
Dancing With the Stars season 24 will premiere March 20 on ABC.
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