Val Chmerkovskiy on Why He\'s Excited For Season 22 — Exclusive
VAL CHMERKOVSKIY Dancing With the Stars
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Dancing With The Stars

Val Chmerkovskiy on Why He’s Excited For Season 22 — Exclusive


Dancing With the Stars Season 22 is right around the corner, and pro Val Chmerkovskiy couldn't be more excited to kick things off with partner Ginger Zee.

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Wetpaint chatted with the Season 20 champ via a new app called Skoozi, which allows fans to talk with their favorite stars.

In this video, the pro explains why he's so happy with his new partnership, which he says is already off to a great start.

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In fact, the teaching in this pairing goes both ways.  He's teaching this new mom how to dance, and she's teaching him all about being a parent, which he hopes is the "next step in my life"!

And speaking of motherhood, Val thinks that's something that's going to work to his 35-year-old star's advantage: "Mothers in general are like super women. They have super strength, and super powers."

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The 29-year-old dancer also said he's very excited to see head judge Len Goodman back in the ballroom, because he's the "voice of authenticity ... Plus, he's a sexy charming older man who makes our show look awesome."

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And if you're wondering how he feels about six time Mirrorball champ Derek Hough taking some time off — well, watch the video to find out! Plus, he'll tell you all about how you can talk to him, too, via Skoozi.

Dancing With the Stars Season 22 premieres Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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