Val Chmerkovskiy Wants This Star To Be His Partner On DWTS

Val Chmerkovskiy could be on the cusp of breaking fans' hearts when he says goodbye to the show that made him famous. The "Dancing with the Stars" alum reacted badly to his Season 30 elimination, alongside partner Olivia Jade Giannulli, teasing it may be his last season competing. "I've always been very clear about coming back on the show. I love the show. I love being on it. I am so grateful for the opportunity, is this my last season?" he wondered in an interview with Entertainment Tonight, adding, "Probably. Probably. I have no regrets about my tenure on the show. I have no regrets about the season. I couldn't have asked for a better partner to end it with."

However, Chmerkovskiy acknowledged it might not be forever, reasoning simply, "Life is dynamic." The dancing pro first popped up on "DWTS" all the way back in 2006, but started competing with a partner in 2011, during Season 13. Chmerkovskiy won his first Mirrorball Trophy in 2015, alongside actor Rumer Willis. His next came in Season 23, with gymnast Laurie Hernandez. "I hope I've served the show and this show has definitely changed my life, so it's mutually love, and we'll see what happens in the future," Chmerkovskiy said. Provided he does continue on the show, the dancer has an interesting choice of partner in mind for his next run.

Val Chmerkovskiy has a controversial dream dancing partner

As Digital Spy points out, when Olivia Jade Giannulli was cast on "DWTS," the backlash was swift. Although Giannulli is a reasonably well-known social media star in her own right, she's most famous for her part in the infamous college admissions scandal. Somewhat shockingly, Val Chmerkovskiy wants her mom, actor Lori Loughlin — who served time for the scheme — to be his next dancing partner on the hit show. Per Page Six, the "DWTS" stalwart would love the two of them to team up on what will likely be his final season competing. He admitted to already "trying to recruit" the controversial star, quipping, "I don't know how many more seasons I got in me, but I'll stick around for [Lori]."

Giannulli reckons it's a great idea, and she thinks there's a good chance the duo could convince Loughlin to go for it, too. The influencer shared, "I don't know. I haven't really asked her, like, 'Would you come on and do the show?'" Loughlin was a huge support for her daughter throughout "DWTS," so Giannulli would have to return the favor if the roles were reversed. She could also provide tips and tricks to her, too. In fact, fans were impressed with how surprisingly well the social media star did on the show, and Loughlin could potentially blow her out of the water.