'Dancing with the Stars' reveals the switch-up week couples

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'Dancing With the Stars' Announces Partner Swap For 'Switch-Up Week'


"Dancing With the Stars'" Switch-Up Week is finally here!

Season 21 of DWTS has already had its fair share of memorable moments, but the excitement's about to be taken up a notch when the contestants have to dance with new pro partners.

Here are the surprise pairings for Switch-Up Week, which will air Monday, Oct. 12:

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Tamar Braxton will be dancing with Louis Van Amstel

Nick Carter will be dancing with Witney Carson

Paula Deen will be dancing with Mark Ballas

Andy Grammer will be dancing with Sharna Burgess

Hayes Grier will be dancing with Allison Holker

Bindi Irwin will be dancing with Val Chmerkovskiy

Alexa PenaVega will be dancing with with Derek Hough

Carlos PenaVega will be dancing with Lindsay Arnold

Alek Skarlatos will be dancing with Emma Slater

And the new pairings aren't the only exciting element of the highly anticipated episode -- DWTS' resident bad boy, 35-year-old Maksim Chmerkovskiy, will return as a guest judge alongside Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Julianne Hough.

ET caught up with Chmerkovskiy in May, when he admitted to his own missteps on the hit ABC show.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - NICK CARTER & SHARNA BURGESS - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Nick Carter partnered with Sharna Burgess. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - ALEXA PENAVEGA & MARK BALLAS - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Alexa PenaVega is partnered with Mark Ballas. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - CARLOS PENAVEGA & WITNEY CARSON - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Carlos PenaVega is partnered with Witney Carson. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - LOUIS VAN AMSTEL & PAULA DEEN - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Paula Deen is partnered with Louis van Amstel. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - TAMAR BRAXTON & VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Tamar Braxton is partnered with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - BINDI IRWIN & DEREK HOUGH - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Bindi Irwin partnered with Derek Hough. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - KIM ZOLCIAK BIERMANN & TONY DOVOLANI - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Kim Zolciak Biermann is partnered with Tony Dovolani. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - CHAKA KHAN & KEO MOTSEPE - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Chaka Khan is partnered with Keo Motsepe. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - ANNA TREBUNSKAYA & GARY BUSEY - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Gary Busey is partnered with Anna Trebunskaya. (Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - HAYES GRIER & EMMA SLATER - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Hayes Grier is partnered with Emma Slater. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Karina Smirnoff and horse jockey Victor Espinoza arrive at Audi Celebrates Emmys Week 2015 at Cecconi's on September 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 05: Recording artist Andy Grammer (R) and dancer/TV personality Allison Holker attend 'Dancing with the Stars' Season 21 at CBS Televison City on October 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - ALEK SKARLATOS & LINDSAY ARNOLD - The celebrity cast of 'Dancing with the Stars' is lacing up their ballroom shoes and getting ready for their first dance on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Alek Skarlatos is partnered with Lindsay Arnold. (Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
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"I may have come across as angry in some instances in the past," he said candidly. "I've made mistakes. I've reconciled with some people."

"I'm also an entrepreneur and I'm interested in other things," he added about why he decided to leave the show after winning season 18's coveted mirrorball trophy with Olympian Meryl Davis.

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