Is Cheryl Burke leaving 'DWTS'?

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Is Cheryl Burke Leaving 'Dancing With The Stars'?

Professional dancer Cheryl Burke, known for her appearances on "Dancing with the Stars" is likely leaving the TV show after ten years.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS - ANTONIO SABATO JR. & CHERYL BURKE - The stars grace the ballroom floor for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' which airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. One couple will be eliminated on the 'Dancing with the Stars' results show the following day, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). Actor, fitness and auto-racing enthusiast and accomplished author, Antonio Sabato Jr. partners with Cheryl Burke. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 13: TV personality/dancer Cheryl Burke attends the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Awareness' annual 'Summer Spectacular Under The Stars' at a private residence on September 13, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The new cast of Dancing With The Stars was announced on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 9/4/14, and include celebrities: (in alphabetical order) Jonathan Bennett, Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Lolo Jones, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tavis Smiley, Lea Thompson and Michael Waltrip. They will team up with professional dancers Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and Karina Smirnoff. The two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: Cheryl Burke arrives at the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards at The Wiltern on July 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 23: Dancer Cheryl Burke attends Entertainment Weekly's Pre Emmy Party at the Fig & Olive Melrose Place on August 23, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The new cast of Dancing With The Stars was announced on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 9/4/14, and include celebrities: (in alphabetical order) Jonathan Bennett, Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Lolo Jones, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tavis Smiley, Lea Thompson and Michael Waltrip. They will team up with professional dancers Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and Karina Smirnoff. The two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - CHERYL BURKE - The stars grace the ballroom floor for the first time on live national television with their professional partners during the two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' which airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. One couple will be eliminated on the 'Dancing with the Stars' results show the following day, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). Actor, fitness and auto-racing enthusiast and accomplished author, Antonio Sabato Jr. partners with Cheryl Burke. (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Professional dancer Cheryl Burke (L) and actor Antonio Sabato Jr. leave the 'Good Morning America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 04: Professional dancer Cheryl Burke leaves Planet Hollywood Times Square on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
GOOD MORNING AMERICA - The new cast of Dancing With The Stars was announced on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, 9/4/14, and include celebrities: (in alphabetical order) Jonathan Bennett, Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Lolo Jones, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, Antonio Sabato Jr., Tavis Smiley, Lea Thompson and Michael Waltrip. They will team up with professional dancers Mark Ballas, Cheryl Burke, Sharna Burgess, Witney Carson, Artem Chigvintsev, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, Tony Dovolani, Allison Holker, Derek Hough, Keo Motsepe, Peta Murgatroyd, Emma Slater and Karina Smirnoff. The two-hour season premiere of 'Dancing with the Stars,' airs MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images)
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She told ABC that this season ... is possibly her last.

Burke said, "As of now, this is probably going to be my last season. After doing something for a decade, you know, I started when I was 20, I'm 30. I want to try new things, just see what's out there."

Although a writer for USA Today seemed hopeful, writing:

"P.S.: Let's note she said 'probably,' so she can still change her mind."

Wetpaint also noted that "probably" statement in its headline, but also said her decision was "understandable."

The Emmy-nominated dancer will probably have many opportunities down the road. She's already working with QVC on a line of workout gear.

Although, we wonder if she may go full-time teaching little ones. After all, she recently posted a photo on Twitter posing with a bunch of pint-sized dancers, saying: "Cute little angels! Reminds me of when I first started to dance! #meltsmyheart"

Airing that "bombshell" announcement, as the ABC reporter called it, was probably a good publicity stunt for the show. Season 19 premieres tonight.

Check out the Season 19 cast members:
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Lea Thompson famously played Lorraine Baines in 'Back to the Future,' but this year she'll be gracing the 'Dancing' stage for season 19.
Comedian Tommy Chong is best known for the 'Cheech & Chong' franchise, but he'll grace us with his presence on the 'Dancing' stage this season.
Actor/fighter Randy Couture will appear on season 19 of 'Dancing With the Stars.'
Fashion designer Betsey Johnson is sure to excite this season as a competitor on 'Dancing With the Stars'
TV host Tavis Smiley has been confirmed as a dancer on season 19 of 'Dancing With the Stars.'
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