Maksim Chmerkovskiy "done dancing" on "Dancing with the Stars"

Maksim Chmerkovskiy attends the 2014 Cantamessa Collection Preview at Vertigo Sky Lounge on June 5, 2014, in Chicago. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images

Maksim Chmerkovskiy is hanging up his "Dancing with the Stars" dancing shoes.

During an appearance Tuesday on "The View," the professional dancer said he'll no longer perform on the ABC competition series.

"I'm done dancing," he said on the talk show, according to Us Weekly. "I feel like it's time."

"When I came back to the show, it was not the same -- I was different, probably," he explained of his previous departure last year. "When I came back, I saw this amazing talent...I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better. I was taking up a huge spot."

Chmerkovskiy won the season 18 mirrorball trophy with Olympic ice dancer Meryl Davis back in May. At that time, he was already saying he wouldn't return to the "DWTS" dance floor.

"I don't think so," he told "Entertainment Tonight" when asked if he would be returning next season. "This is exhausting. It has nothing to do with money. The first thing that I did after hugging her [Meryl] ... was come up to Derek [Hough] and I was like, 'Dude, I don't how you do it.' He [won the mirrorball trophy] it five times. I have no idea."

Whether or not Chmerkovskiy will return to "DWTS" as a judge (he did only say he's done dancing on the show) remains to be seen.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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