'DWTS' star Maksim Chmerkovskiy did not turn down U.S. 'Bachelor,' says source (Exclusive)

maksim-bachelorWhile it certainly would have been the most dramatic network crossover… EVER, Dancing with the Stars‘ resident hunk Maksim Chmerkovskiy did not, in fact, turn down an offer to star in ABC’s hit dating show The Bachelor, according to a show source. Though Maks writes on his blog that he “turned down the American version” of The Bachelor and will instead star in a Ukrainian version of the show, a show source tells EW that ABC did meet with the Dancing star but never offered him the gig as chief rose-master. Not only would the Bachelor‘s shooting schedule conflict with Dancing, which returns in March, the show has had limited success with “high concept” Bachelors (think The Fake Prince, The British Bloke, The Football Player) — and there’s no reason to think viewers would buy that notorious playboy Maks was there (all together now) for the right reasons. Reps for Chmerkovskiy did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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  • Cinders

    Maks should stick with what he does best and that is take his shirt off during a Paso Doble.

  • sandy

    I would have loved to see Maks
    on the bachelor but can not wait until he comes back on Dancing-he
    is so much fun to watch

    • jen

      no way. Maks deserves so much better than the bimbos on that show.

      • Deb

        Amen, Jen!

      • MDEP

        Amen to that!

  • Caryn

    Oh my – I am *shocked* that Maks is that full of himself.

  • Andrea

    Is he still dating Erin Andrews…or is that over?

  • tomm

    He has a horse face like Fabio.

  • nancy

    maxism should do it but after dancing with the stars is over single male celebrities should do this

  • Ariana

    I’m glad you didn’t do the American Bachelor. You are awesome on Dancing with the stars. Being on the American Bachelor is corny and would probably hurt your image on DWTS.

  • Barack Palin

    I hope ABC will air the Ukrainian version. It should be a hoot.

  • Barack Palin

    Although I heard in the Ukrainian version the bachelor gives each woman who goes into the next round a beet.

  • medical

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