But during last night's Dancing with the Stars broadcast, Maksim revealed he wants to come back and win Season 24 with Heather. So when does he anticipate his return?
"I'm walking now. I'm making strides a little faster than expected," Maksim told co-host Erin Andrews backstage after Heather and Alan danced an excellent tango to Britney Spears' song "Toxic."
"I'm hoping for a full comeback at the end of this week, and then we'll start rehearsing."
Erin then asked Maksim whether he thinks he'll be back on the dance floor for next week's Dancing with the Starsepisode, during which the celebrities will discuss the most memorable years of their lives.
"We'll see. We'll see," Maksim noted. "For now, I'm just excited about this dance. I think we wanted exactly what ended up happening. All the comments came out like exactly what we said."
In the first two weeks of the Dancing with the Stars competition, Heather finished in third place both times. Maksim told E! News last month he believes they have a "massive advantage" because she had served as a professional backup dancer for the one and only Beyonce on tour.
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"But I don't think we're the only ones that could pull off beautiful, beautiful numbers," Maksim clarified at the time. "I'm ready for us to be scrutinized a little different and judged a little different, and rightfully so. We'll do our best."