Brooke Burke-Charvet has been dumped from her co-hosting gig on “Dancing With The Stars”.
Brooke was given the news that she would not be returning for the 18th season, appearing to be shocked by her own elimination! She’ll be replaced by Erin Andrews.
Brooke Burke-Charvet, a former contestant on the dancing competition reality show, confirmed the news of her exit that took her by surprise.
She tweeted, “I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture. 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.”
— Brooke Burke-Charvet (@brookeburke) February 22, 2014
ABC confirmed the news in a press statement, shortly after informing Brooke of their decision.
“DWTS” producer Conrad Green stated, “We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season. She’s been a wonderful part of the Dancing With The Stars family since her triumphant win in season seven and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We’d like to thank Brooke for her years of great service.”
Tom Bergeron will be back to host the show and Erin Andrews, FOX Sports reporter, will be taking over as co-host for Season 18. Erin competed on Season 10 of DWTS with Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
There will also be a new band on the show, with Ray Chew taking over from Harold Wheeler as the show’s new music director.
Green said of this decision, “Since season one, Harold and his band have performed brilliant music in our ballroom for our dancers and the American viewers at home. We are grateful to him and his band for their amazing work and years of collaboration. We wish him the best of luck. We feel that there are some types of music and types of songs, a lot of modern music particularly, is so produced that it’s impossible for an 18-piece band to replicate that sound. You get to a point where you’re forcing a band to try and do sound that they just literally can’t pull off.”
The new line-up of stars competing for the mirrorball trophy will be announced on Good Morning America on March 4, with former Olympian-turned-reality TV star Bruce Jenner and Australian singer Cody Simpson’s names being named as possible contestants.
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