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‘DWTS’ Val Chmerkovskiy Talks Janel Parish Season 19 Elimination after Maksim Replaces Len Goodman as Head Judge? [RUMORS NEWS]

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Dec 28, 2014 08:05 PM EST

After Len Goodman recently announced that he was stepping down from his position as head judge on ABC's Dancing with the Stars to focus on working in England and his family there, word has it that a couple of the usual cast members leapt at the chance to take his seat. According to the latest gossip news updates, when the producers offered the job to retired champion Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Bruno Tonioli threatened to quit. Regardless of his brother's good news, Val Chmerkovskiy is still reeling from his Season 19 elimination alongside Pretty Little Liar, Janel Parrish. Val explained that no matter who he is paired with during the competition he is in love and then heartbroken when it's over -- such is his passion for dance.

After 10 years with the show, elderly Len Goodman is in dire need of a reduction in his work schedule, so he is dropping out of Dancing with the Stars to return to work almost exclusively in the UK.

Word has it that shortly after the news of Len's departure got out, Bruno Tonioli told the producers that if they didn't give Goodman's old title of head judge to him instead of Maksim Chmerkovskiy, as rumored, he would quit.

A source with all the behind the scene details told Celeb Dirty Laundry that Maksim was practically a shoo-in to get the job, despite Bruno's posturing:

"Top brass have made it clear that they want someone with the same feisty attitude as Len -- and Maks fits the bill perfectly.

"Now, after the snub Bruno is thinking it's time he called it quits too."

Although, Val Chmerkovskiy would probably be happy to see his brother behind the judges table, he knows that it still wouldn't dull the heartache of defeat that come with the end of every Dancing with the Stars run (via Wet Paint):

"Just in terms of the disappointment...it can be really cruel the way it is.

"It's cruel to us as dancers because it puts us in this position where we become everything to this person, and then it's like, it's over and we're expected to move on and then next season do it with somebody else."

According to Val, one of the most frustrating elements of is the misunderstanding the public has about his feelings for each and every dance partner:

"People are misunderstanding what I'm in love with, what I'm passionate about.

"I love every single partner I've had because I'm passionate about what I'm doing, and I care about who it is that I'm sharing this experience with."

Sounds like eventually all the dancers are going to want a job as judge, just to get away from the emotional grind of the whole thing.

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TagsDWTS, Val Chmerkovskiy, Janel Parish, Season 19, Elimination, Maksim, Len Goodman