The brothers are back!
Dancing With the Stars Season 16 Week 5 is kind of like double date week. As Val Chmerkovskiy explained to On the Red Carpet. "Everybody gets another pro — a pro couple — to come in and be part of their performance for the first part of the dance."
Val and Zendaya Coleman will dance the Argentine Tango on Monday April 15, and Val's brother, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, will be joining them — along with our beloved ginger goddess, Anna Trebunskaya. Val said Zendaya was excited when she heard she'd be dancing with Maks. "Finally, I'm gonna get rid of this one," she joked of Val.
Much ado was made of Maks not competing on Season 16, but it turns out he wasn’t quite free of us after all! "I just found it funny that they found a way to get him back," Val told E! News with a laugh. "If he were to ever come back, it would be in this fashion. He's really excited to dance again, especially to dance side by side with us."
Maks is contracted through 2015, so we still don’t know if he will ever be back as a competing pro. For now, Val says his big bro is just “really happy for me.” He should be — Val is on a path to make the finals and possibly win with Baby Beyonce!
But guess what? Val told Xfinity Maks is also dancing this week ... with Karina. As in, his ex-fiancee, the woman he once said he'd never speak to again. At least they are on decent terms now!
Sources: E! News, On the Red Carpet