EXCLUSIVE: Reigning 'Dancing With the Stars' Champ Maksim Chmerkovskiy is Ready to Transition to Judge!

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Len Goodman has announced that season 18 of Dancing With the Stars could be his last, but his seat at the judges’ table won’t be empty for long!

Life & Style has exclusively learned that reigning champ Maksim Chmerkovskiy is itching to take his place.

“Maks really, really wants to be a judge,” a DWTS insider dishes to Life & Style. “He’s just waiting to see what Len decides before he makes his announcement.”

In light of this news, Maks’ recent confession to Life & Style about his future with the dancing competition series makes a lot more sense: “Len and I will get together and think about [whether I will return],” Maks recently told the mag. “When the season’s over, I’m depleted. I have nothing left.” Sounds like he’s ready to take a seat at the judges' table!

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