“There were some things that I’m not extremely proud of, but I think that the imperfections and not-so-good moments are exactly what made me who I am,” he says.
It’ll be impossible to forget those moments since past competitions will begin airing on GSN (Game Show Network). The cable network will air seasons 4 through 14 beginning Jan. 21 on Saturdays at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT.
“There were some ups and downs, but every season had something interesting in it, whether it was the dynamic of a partnership or me speaking back to the judges,” says Chmerkovskiy.
In last season’s meltdown, Chmerkovskiy railed against the judges – specifically Len Goodman – after receiving 20 out of 30 points for his routine with partner Hope Solo. They went on to finish in fourth place.
Although Chemerkovskiy has never won the coveted mirror-ball trophy, he is planning on returning next season for another shot at it.
“l love the show and I love what it stands for,” says the dancer. “I definitely want to keep doing it.”