Maksim Chmerkovskiy Speaks Out on Controversial Week on Dancing with the Stars

Entertainment Oct. 26, 2011 AT 2:39PM
Maksim Chmerkovskiy Speaks Out on Controversial Week on Dancing with the Stars Credit: Amy Graves/WireImage.com

Maksim Chmerkovskiy has something to get off his chest.

The Dancing with the Stars pro, 31, has been particularly outspoken this week. On Monday's episode of ABC's dance competition smash, Chmerkovskiy butted heads with judge Len Goodman after a scathing critique of his celeb partner Hope Solo's rumba.

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On Wednesday's Good Morning America, speaking out on that memorable war of words and more, he said, "I don't regret anything."

But, in an exclusive statement to Us Weekly, Chmerkovskiy explains of the dramatic past few days: "I love the show, and am very lucky to have this second family."

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Adds the star to Us: "I am looking forward to next week's dances and focusing on that with Hope at this time. I want to also thank our fans for being loyal and supportive."

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