Dancing With The Stars Gets New Co-Host
Published By: Tara ClemFebruary 24, 2014
There was a shake up in reality TV this week. Dancing With The Stars Gets New Co-Host. Just days ago, it was announced that co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet would not be returning to the show, but Tom Bergeron would still be hosting the top rated reality show. And now it looks like Fox Sports corespondent, Erin Andrews will be replacing Burke.
Everyone was shocked when Brooke Burke-Charvet got on Twitter and announced she would not be returning as co-host of Dancing With The Stars. In fact, even Brooke Burke tweeted about her own shock and disappointment about the decision. She tweeted, “weird day….Shocking pre-season elimination#DWTS…ME.@Tom_Bergeron didn’t read my name. I won’t be returning to the show this season.”
Then in a statement to E!online, Brooke Burke-Charvet said, “I’ve seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom but this one takes the cake.”
Fans were shocked about Brooke Burke’s departure, and now even more shocked with her replacement. When it was announced that Dancing With The Stars gets new co-host, most thought it would be someone with a dancing background, not sports.
Sources say that Brooke Burke-Charvet had no idea her job was on the line, and that ABC told her about the decision late last Friday afternoon.
“I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture,” the mom of four said in a statement. “I’ve always been one to embrace change and looking forward to pursuing opportunities I previously wasn’t able to entertain because of contractual obligations to the show. I’ve seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom but this one takes the cake.”
Fox Sports correspondent Erin Andrews, 35, will be the new co-host of Dancing With The Stars, along with veteran Tom Bergeron. Andrews was a contestant on the show in 2010 when she was paired with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
Since Dancing with the Stars gets new co-host Erin Andrews, rumors are swirling on other surprises that will be in store for this season. The cast for Season 18 will be revealed on March 4 on Good Morning America, and the season premieres on March 17.