'Cheryl Burke Leaving ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Hopes to

‘Dancing With the Stars,’ Hopes to

Cheryl Burke

is leaving “Dancing With the Stars” after Season 31 — and hopes she’ll be back in

In an

interview with Variety, the professional dancer, who announced her exit via Instagram on Sunday, detailed

“If I

were to just talk as an athlete, a dancer and a woman, my time has

When I

came on as a competitive dancer at 21, It was a different story,” she explains

“That decision

in itself was really tough for me — to put everything aside, to come [to L

] and do

a TV show that I had no clue was gonna last for this long

My intention

was just to be here for one season and move back

Burke has

been part of “Dancing With the Stars” since 2006

She won

both Seasons 2 and 3, with partners Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith, respectively

She also

took off Seasons 24 and 26 before returning for 27-31

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