Maks Chmerkovskiy on ‘DWTS’ Season 25: “We Just Wanna Have Fun”
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Maks Chmerkovskiy on ‘DWTS’ Season 25: “We Just Wanna Have Fun”


It’s going to be Husband vs Wife in the ballroom on Season 25 of Dancing With the Stars.

The pro cast was announced on Good Morning America Thursday, August 24 and it was revealed couple Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd will both be returning to take on each other this fall.

Though the Season 18 Mirrorball Champion is excited to get back on the dance floor, he’s not interested in “competing” against his wife.

"Who's competing against anyone? Don't instigate … I have a lot of stuff to deal with so, please, let's just chill,” he joked.

“This is going to be a beautiful show, everybody's going to be friends."

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Though they both returned for Season 24 following the birth of their son Shai in January, this is the first season they’ll be competing as husband and wife.

The gorgeous couple tied the knot on July 8 in front of family and friends.

"No, we're excited. Since last season ended, we got back into, sort of like, enjoying Shai's little moments, and these moments are incredible,” the proud papa shared.  

“Every day something new happens that is just fascinating, that makes you not want to leave the house."

It was a difficult decision to return to the show after the birth of their son, but the structure really helped them both get back into shape, they revealed.

"How much Dancing With the Stars last season helped both of us, Peta, physically, and myself as well … it really helped us out," the 37-year-old said.

“I think coming back this season, we're coming back with the same sort of approach. We just wanna have fun, we just want to be a sort of family doing stuff together."

As for 7-month-old Shai, the little guy is already starting to take after his dancing parents!

"Shai's now a certain age where he recognizes certain things,” Maks continued.

“He dances to some commercials that just stop him in his tracks and he just starts to wiggle. So, I want him to do this when he watches mommy and daddy on TV."

Joining Maks and Peta this season as pros will be Sharna Burgess, Val Chmerkovskiy, Lindsay Arnold, Witney Carson, Gleb Savchenko, Artem Chigvintsev, Emma Slater, Keo Motsepe, Alan Bersten, and Mark Ballas.

Are you excited for the new season? Let us know your thoughts below!

DWTS Season 25 premieres Monday, September 18 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.