In addition to revealing his own participation, the professional dancer has also confirmed that Pamela Anderson will be part of Dancing with the Stars' tenth-season celebrity cast.
"I am returning! I'm excited!" Chmerkovskiy toldIn Touch Weekly while attending an event in New York on Tuesday. "They did an amazing job keeping everything a secret this time, but we know that Pam is on."
Chmerkovskiy's comments came only hours after he had said he wouldn't be following in the footsteps of several other Dancing with the Stars professionals who had already revealed their tenth-season status via Twitter postings.
"I'm not tweeting/responding regarding season 10 because we were asked not to," Chmerkovskiy wrote on Twitter early Tuesday morning. "Don't know why others do. All I can say regarding me is... :)"
According to ABC Entertainment president Stephen McPherson, Dancing with the Stars' tenth season -- which will premiere Monday, March 22 -- will feature a smaller cast than the record-setting 16 celebrity/professional pairings that competed on last fall's ninth edition.