Dancing's version of Michael Strahan, Maksim Chmerkovskiy has retired from Dancing With the Stars after winning his first and only title in his 16th season.
During an appearance on The View on Tuesday, July 29, the Ukrainian native announced he will no longer perform on the popular reality competition.
"I'm done dancing," he said. "I feel like it's time."
"When I came back to the show, it was not the same ... I was different, probably," the 34-year-old explained of his previous departure in February 2013.
"When I came back, I saw all this amazing talent… I looked at it and thought they can do much more and better. I was taking up a huge spot."
Chmerkovskiy returned for season 18, having missed the previous two, and won the Mirror Ball trophy for the first time with Olympic ice skater Meryl Davis.
After his win, the pro dancer hinted that he was ready to retire from the ABC dancing competition during an interview with Social Life magazine.