After Mark Ballas’ third Dancing With The Stars win with Charli D’Amelio, the pro dancer debates coming back to the show for another season.
Mark Ballas returned to Dancing With The Stars for season 31 and took home the Mirrorball Trophy with his partner Charli D’Amelio. However, the pro dancer does not know if he will be back for next season quite yet. The pair won after Mark had taken a five-year break from the hit reality show.
On Dancing With The Stars, winning this season was Mark’s third time getting the Mirrorball Trophy, as he won season 6 with partner Kristi Yamaguchi and season 8 with partner Shawn Johnson. Mark told US Weekly, “I don’t know if I’m coming back. You know the older I get, I try to stay very present in the moment, you know, and I think that was like a big part of creating these dances.” He hasn’t competed on the show since 2017, so it is a huge accomplishment to come back and win right out of the gate. The 36-year-old dancer and 18-year-old Tik Tok star worked together quite well and were able to rise to the top throughout the season.
Mark Isn’t Sure If His Body Is Ready For DWTS Season 32
Mark said his passion for making every dance is meaningful and as good as it can possibly be.“Every week I put, I tried to put, every aspect of creativity, care, musicality into each one,” he said. Mark continued, “Right now I’m in this moment with Charli and my body couldn’t even fathom a thought of doing this in six months, so I’ll let you know down the line.” The professional dancer is living life in the moment and has a lot to think about before he can make his decision. It would be pretty monumental to come back after a hiatus like his, win the season, and move on to the next chapter, which is what some fans of the show speculate he might do.
If Mark chooses to leave the series, he is joining a growing list of stars who have announced their departure. DWTS judge Len Goodman announced that this will be his last season, as he is ready to head back to Great Britain to spend more time with his family. He has been a part of the show since its debut in 2005. Len made this announcement the week before the finale of the current season. Another longstanding member of the show, Cheryl Burke, announced that she would also be retiring from the show after being a part of it for 26 seasons. She has been a pro on the show since she was 21 years old, and she is now 38, so she has deemed it time to move on. Cheryl made her mark by being the first female professional to win the show in DWTS season 3 with partner Emmitt Smith.
While it isn’t a definite no from Mark on coming back to the show, his skepticism does make some fans nervous if he will return or not and continue to be a pro on Dancing With The Stars season 32. This many seasons is a long time for a show to run, and changes are bound to take place on the judging panel and the professional dancer side of things as well. Mark dedicated many years of his life to the show already, and may just be ready for a new chapter of life. However, many pro dancers have said they aren’t sure about their return and choose to come back anyway. Viewers of the popular reality show will have to wait and see what the future holds for this DWTS champion.
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Source: US Weekly