By Annie Barrett
Updated May 25, 2011 at 06:17 PM EDT

Uh oh. The chances of Maksim Chmerkovskiy(‘s ass) returning to Planet Mirrorballus for season 13 of Dancing With the Stars are looking slimmer by the minute — much like his dance partner! — now that ultimate hidden gem Tom Bergeron predicts Maks’ signature love/light sexual harrassment pats will come to a screeching halt.

If Maks leaves the dance floor, who will keep Tom on his pleasantly surprised/perhaps mildly annoyed twinkletoes now? A DANCMSTR nation weeps.

Press the little triangle below to hear my final springtime chat with Our Host.

Time to screen all calls for the summer, Tom! You never know who will call up, disguise herself as the Disembodied British Voice, and try to get you to say “Macy’s Stars of Dance.” [Shudder.]

See you in September, everyone.

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