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DWTS’ Peta Murgatroyd teases fan-favorite dancer could return to show in surprising new role

DWTS’ Peta Murgatroyd teases fan-favorite dancer could return to show in surprising new role

PETA Murgatroyd has teased that a fan-favorite dancer could return to the show in a surprising new role.

Peta, 36, was part of season 31 of Dancing with the Stars, and has revealed whether or not she plans on returning.

GettyPeta Murgatroyd teased her husband, Maks Chmerkovskiy, could return to DWTS[/caption]

GettyMaks last appeared as a pro dancer in season 25 with partner Vanessa Lachey[/caption]

She’s currently pregnant with baby no. 2 – and is expected to give birth to her and husband Maks Chmerkovskiy‘s baby this June.

“You know, I would love to be [back],” Peta spilled to The U.S. Sun, while promoting her new line of tanning products for Peta Jane Beauty.

“I went back after having my first child [Shai] seven weeks after giving birth, so I think I can definitely do that again. It’s gonna be like around the eight or nine-week mark this time.”

DWTS is currently on its Live Tour, but has its last few dates this month. The cast for the next season of the show is then revealed at the end of summer.

“We know nothing. Literally, nothing,” Peta joked.


Despite current and former dancers not knowing their future on the show until the next few months, the beauty expert said that she’s “totally willing” to come back for another season.

After welcoming Shai, now 6 years old, Peta and Maks, 43, returned to the show in March 2017 for season 24 – two months after their son was born.

“It was the best thing that I did,” she shared. “It got my mind back into, you know, thinking only about myself for those four-hour days where you’re in the rehearsal room.”

“There were many benefits to me going back to work so quickly, so yeah, I’m totally all for it. I love it.”

While Peta has continued dancing, her husband departed after season 25 in 2018 to focus on fatherhood and his other projects.

When asked if Maks would return as a judge, Peta said everyone always asks her and that “yes” he would be “the right fit.”

“Maks is a character in himself. He’s very lovable. He says what he thinks. I think it’s the perfect role for him,” she explained.

“I think it would be a great seat for him to fill, you know, being opposite Derek [Hough] as well.

“They are very different and I think they’re great friends and it would be also amazing to see the different dynamics of what they see in everybody’s dancing and what they would sort of pick on.”

She continued: “Yeah, it would be wonderful if he had that position.”

Producers are on the hunt to fill Len Goodman‘s seat on the judges’ panel after he announced his departure from the show in November.

That leaves judges Carrie Ann InabaDerek Hough and Bruno Tonioli.


Maks and his brother, Val Chmerkovskiy, recently announced their new cabaret, SAVOR After Hours, taking place June to September.

In the meantime, Peta and Maks are preparing for the birth of their second child whose gender is being kept a secret.

The pro dancer said this pregnancy is a “different feeling,” given that she bump has grown larger quicker.

Her hubby, though, has been spoiling her and doing all the right things to make sure she has a smooth pregnancy.

“He brings me flowers all the time. He’ll give me, like, little back massages when my back is kind of aching,” she gushed.

“But honestly, like, we’re just really busy. Life is going like full speed ahead and I mean, he’ll cook me dinner or he made me like truffle eggs the other day and delicious little things like that, which is just super nice.”

Despite their busy schedules, the longtime couple still makes time for date night – as long as it’s on the early side and they’re home by nine.

“We’re still kicking it. We still love to go out and hang out,” she dished.

“I hope we never lose that like spark to go out and have fun together, you know?”


For now, Peta is focused on her pregnancy and her business. New Peta Jane Beauty tanning products will be launching this spring.

The brand first launched its award-winning tanning mousse in February 2021, during the pandemic.

“I really wanted to do something that I was so confident about and knew what I wanted. So, it was just like so natural to jump in,” Peta explained about launching the collection.

“I love being an entrepreneur. I love being a businesswoman on the side of dancing as well.”

She continued: “I always kind of felt like I wanted to do something more than dance. I mean, I love dancing, but, I do have a business mind as well and I wanted to put that to the test, so to speak.”

Eric McCandless/ABCProducers are looking to fill Len Goodman’s position on the judges’ panel – he’s pictured with Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli[/caption]

GettyMaks and Peta are expecting baby no. 2 this spring[/caption]

Rowan Daly/DWNTWNPeta is excited for new Peta Jane Beauty products to launch – she’s pictured here with the self-tanning mousse that’s available in three different shades[/caption]

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