Now, Maks is well known for being outspoken, but last night in the semi-finals, he either excelled himself or reached a new low, whichever way you want to call it, dropping the F-bomb in an interview after the show.
His celebrity dance partner Hope Solo is no stranger to harsh critique in DWTS this season. But Maks has defended her all the way. A few weeks ago he suggested judge Len Goodman should retire. But then he bit his tongue for a few weeks.
Until last night. Judge Carrie Ann Inaba was next to suffer the wrath of Maks.
Things got pretty awkward during the judges’ critiques of Hope and Maks’ clumsy Argentine tango. OK, so it wasn’t great, but it wasn’t that bad either, was it But on a night when every other dance seemed to be getting praise, there was only criticism coming the way of Hope and Maks.
Carrie Ann Inaba even called out Maks for smiling in the dance!
“That’s fine Maks, you can go ahead and keep smiling,” she said.
Well, in an Argentine tango, perhaps smiling is not quite in the spirit of the dance, but the professional dancer was visibly stunned by the comment. Hope Solo rushed in to defend him, saying they should be smiling. Maks tried to stop her, but he didn’t wait long to get his two cents in.
Backstage, Maks said, “F— Carrie Ann, next question. As of now, I have no clue what the hell she was talking about,” when he was asked for his opinion by interviewers.
Tune into the Dancing With the Stars results show tonight at 9PM ET on ABC. Will Hope and Maks still be smiling?