Maksim Chmerkovskiy “The View” Video: Watch “Dancing With The Stars” Interview!
Maksim Chmerkovskiy discussed “Dancing with the Stars” and fatherhood on “The View” on Thursday. Watch below!
Chmerkovskiy is no stranger to the ABC talk show, but this latest appearance comes less than a week before season 24 of “DWTS” kicks off. The pro will be taking the dance floor with former “Glee” star Heather Morris. The pair is already considered one of the ballroom’s frontrunners because of the actress’ prior dance experience.
Asked about Morris’ time as a professional dancer being an unfair advantage, Chmerkovskiy said, “The perspective that I put in my own head just to kind of justify this is the show is a platform for people of all walks of life to come on and present themselves. For the first time in 24 seasons, someone in her profession comes in… It’s essentially a dancer was invited on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as a celebrity.”
He went on, “I get it. We’ve had people in the past that had just as extensive dance background. But the pressure’s gonna be bigger. We’re going to have to have more to do.” Still, he admitted being happy that, if Morris was going to be on the show, it was with him.
While Chmerkovskiy competes with Morris, his off-screen partner Peta Murgatroyd is paired with Nick Viall of “The Bachelor.” As Gossip Cop reported, the couple welcomed son Shai, their first child, in January. “It was mind-blowing,” he said of the birth. “We had a moment where he came out, and she’s like, ‘Don’t look down!'”
Chmerkovskiy went on, “It was all fun and games until it went down and you just became a different person overnight.” The star even admitted he thought he was “mature” until he became a dad. “It’s the best feeling in the world for sure,” he gushed.
As Gossip Cop reported, “Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron was on “The View” last week, and spoke about being eager to see the couple face off. Check out video of Chmerkovskiy’s interview below.