Thursday, February 7, 2008 4:54 PM | By Angela Rosa
(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — Maksim Chmerkovskiy joins his former “Dancing with The Stars” co-star, Cameron Mathison, on “All My Children.”
“Dancing with the Stars” alum Maksim Chmerkovskiy will appear on “All My Children” on Tuesday, February 26. This will cue a reunion with his “DWTS” co-star Cameron Mathison. Mathison, who plays the amnesiac Ryan on “AMC,” was one of the dancing stars in Season 5 of the hit reality series. In a story swing that may very well make Minnie Mouse blush, Greenlee Smythe (Rebecca Budig), co-owner of cosmetics company Fusion, hires they sexy Chmerkovskiy to teach her and her co-workers the finer points of pole-dancing. Cue Ryan Lavery’s entrance into that tantalizing scene. An ABC spokesperson curiously suggests that Mr. Lavery will then proceed to “get inspired seeing the woman dancing the pole.”
Chmerkovskiy has danced with a star in four of the past five seasons of ABC’s popular reality series “DWTS.” His star partners have included actress Tia Carrere, singer Willa Ford, boxer Laila Ali and most recently not so scary “Spice Girl” songtress Melanie Brown. Chmerkovskiy made it to the finals with Brown but ended up finishing in second place.
Chmerkovskiy isn’t the first “DWTS” professional dancer to participate in this particular form of Disney/ABC synergy. “DWTS” regular Louis van Amstel appeared on “AMC” in the spring of 2007.