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It's official: long-time Dancing With the Stars pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy is leaving the show. What will DWTS life will be like without Maks in the mix? It'll be different. Very different.
 
Here are five of the many reasons we'll miss the bad boy of the ballroom this year.

His outspoken personality. Whether or not you agree with his perspective, there's no question that Maks has consistently been one of the most outspoken DWTS pros. We've always appreciated his honesty. And let's be honest — his on-and-off feud with the judges makes for good TV.

The snark. Maks isn't always arguing, but he is always snarky and hilarious.

#Family. Mak's relationship with brother Val and BFF Tony Dovolani warms our hearts. While we're sure Maks will still send plenty of support Val and Tony's way, it was great to have all three on the show together.

That face. Those abs. Sorry, but we gotta be shallow for a moment. Maks is crazy sexy. We liked having him on our screens every week.

His dance skills. Maks is always one of the most magnetic dancers on the show. We'll miss seeing him perform.

Why will you miss Maks? Let us know in the comments below!

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays on ABC.

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.