It's Official: DWTS Alum Erin Andrews to Replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as Co-Host

DWTS Erin Andrews New HostAt the very least, she’s got experience interviewing people for a living.

Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews, who finished third on Season 10 of Dancing With the Stars, will replace recently ousted Brooke Burke-Charvet next month as co-host of ABC’s ballroom-dancing competition, ABC confirmed on Monday.

Andrews will work opposite Tom Bergeron, who took home the Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program in 2012. UPDATE: The new Dancing stars will be revealed March 4 on Good Morning America, ahead of the Season 18 premiere on March 17.

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Burke-Charvet told E! Online on Friday that she understood “the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture” — a seeming nod to DWTS‘ declining ratings and buzz.

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Burke-Charvet also addressed her ouster on Twitter on Friday:

A former model, Burke-Charvet first appeared on DWTS as a contestant — and eventual winner — of Season 7, and then went on to cohost with Bergeron Seasons 10 through 17. In that capacity, she succeeded Samantha Harris (who replaced Lisa Canning starting with Season 2).

How do you feel about Andrews replacing Burke-Charvet? Take our poll below, then sound off in the comments!

Comments (43)

  • Not much of a surprise.

    Comment by JP – February 23, 2014 03:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • She’s almost as busy as Seacrest

    Comment by Riana – February 23, 2014 03:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Your poll should have said who thinks Erin Andrews should be on DWTS !

    DWTS is on its last hope and it FAILED again!

    What a shame Conrad Green has no idea how to save his show!

    Comment by TheFactsR – February 23, 2014 04:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exclamation points are fun!

      Comment by Ashley – February 24, 2014 10:19 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I agree. I don’t understand why they would pick Erin Andrews. She can’t even do her day job well. Since most viewers are women, how about a guy doing the interviewing? Anyone think of that????

      Comment by Marcia – March 17, 2014 08:19 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Unless they change the formula back by having the ‘interviews’ back/two days, then there really shouldn’t be a need for her.

    Comment by Linda – February 23, 2014 04:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • EXACTLY! The executives of DWTS are ignorant and that is why the ship is sinking! The concept of the show is GREAT they just do not know how to run it! A new show runner would be able to pull it out of the gutter.

      Now IF/when The Big Bang Theory joins Monday nights toooo then DWTS will hit the gutter and burn out.

      Comment by TheFactsR – February 23, 2014 04:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • What exactly do you expect the producers to do? Wave a magic wand? Try extra hard to have music play while celebs dance around to it? It’s pretty much the same formula as it’s always been. Unless you get bigger stars, there’s really not much change you can expect. This is an old show. That’s why it’s “sinking.” How would you run it, dear? What changes? They’ve already tried adding dance styles. I personally found Brooke off putting and couldn’t stand to watch her interviews. Glad she’s gone. I feel bad for the loss of the band but the karaoke versions of hits that they didn’t want to pay the rights for were just so cheesy. SYTYCD pays for the actual tracks. No reason you couldn’t do that on DWTS from time to time. Still bring in live music but not for every performance.

        Comment by S. – February 23, 2014 09:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • That was my thought. In a one night format, Tom could have probably handled it solo, with the celebs next to the judges. Without the celebriquarium in play, Brooke (or anyone else) really isn’t necessary.

      Comment by Brian – February 23, 2014 08:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly. In the poll there should have been the “no co-host necessary” option. :)

      Comment by Kim R – February 24, 2014 06:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i agree . and i wish they would do a season where there would be NO PROFESSIONAL dancers as contestants .i.e. ice dancers , people from glee , high school musical , etc. and go back to how ballroom competitions are really done . go old school . len has said it many times and tony has the most experience since he retired as latin champion . they are pulling at straws !!

      Comment by Robin Foumberg – March 4, 2014 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought for sure Brooke wasn’t fired because she was bad at her job (though she kinda was), but because her job as co-host was simply unnecessary with the elimination of the sky box and the contestants being scored while still on the dance floor.

    It seems to me, though, that the more viable explanation here is that TPTB are trying to spark some controversy and early buzz since the new cast looks to be super BLAH and boring. At least that’s what seems to be the case, if the early rumors are true.

    Comment by Marin Kuharić (@Prkan_708) – February 23, 2014 04:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • They have to get Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks as a contestant now.

    Comment by Rob – February 23, 2014 04:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • My thoughts exactly

      Comment by Name That Tune – February 23, 2014 04:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Genius call. Must see Richard Sherman go on a rant 2.0

      Comment by Mama Son – February 23, 2014 05:05 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I was just about to say that!

      Comment by Tahoe Mike – February 23, 2014 07:49 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Pretty big for the show. Andrews is great. Will work great with Bergeron.

    Comment by Matt M. – February 23, 2014 04:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Andrews is not great. Did you see her coverage of the MLB post season games???

      Comment by Marcia – March 17, 2014 08:27 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like this!

    Comment by A – February 23, 2014 04:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Erin Andrews is H-O-T!! :-)

    Comment by Tran 2.0 – February 23, 2014 05:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds good to me.

    Comment by Lorie – February 23, 2014 05:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • A Cabbage Patch doll would be an upgrade. Let’s hope for the best.

    Comment by Daniel – February 23, 2014 06:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I thought they fired Brooke because of budget cuts and it would be only Tom hosting. That’s the ONLY valid reason for letting her go. I’m so sad now.

    Comment by Kida – February 23, 2014 06:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I don’t think they need another co-host. Just use Tom and keep it moving!!

    Comment by Britt – February 23, 2014 06:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This times a thousand! Thank you for saying it! :)

      Comment by Janet – February 23, 2014 08:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Thank you – my thoughts exactly. Will there really be enough time and things to do for EA to make something of this new job? At this point, the dancers like Derick and Cheryl know the ins-and-outs of this show was well as anyone (other than Tom). Why not just have some of the dancers begin to interview each other? Would add something to the show.

      I mean, really, how much interview information is that critical to this show at this point? What questions do we need answers to at this point? “How to do you feel?” “How’s your leg holding up?” “Are you guys ready for the final dance?” “Do you want the viewers to call in and vote?” How much more can EA add to this list of questions?

      Comment by Maybe it's time to begin to wrap things up ... – February 23, 2014 08:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Agree – Tom is great and could handle it without any help.

      Comment by BJH – February 25, 2014 10:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Such a stupid decision just get rid of the second eye candy interviewer. If you want younger audience bring in younger judges.

    Comment by Mika02 – February 23, 2014 09:52 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Huh? The show is about people ballroom dancing. Last time I checked the youngins ain’t hanging out in da club doing the waltz? Trying to get in a younger audience to watch hasbeens doing old timey dancing is like trying to market metamusil to teens: not gonna happen.

      Comment by Comment Comment – February 24, 2014 05:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • ^This. Too late to try to attract large portions of the younger audience. That boat sailed after ‘season 5′ +/-. It’s time for ABC to start considering what the Monday night lineup will look like in the post-DWTS era.

        Comment by Goodbyes are always hard, but they have to come eventually – February 24, 2014 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I already had to mute my TV to avoid her annoying voice on NFL games!!! She does not fit well on this show at ALL!!!!!!!! And getting rid of Harold Wheeler???? This show is done, and I am done watching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by gcsassoc – February 24, 2014 05:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Why is it that when they are looking for a younger demo they always get rid of the younger female and never fire the much older male judge? What makes everyone believe that females do not want eye candy as well? If demo is so important in the industry we might as well make sure both males and females get the eye candy not just the men.

    Comment by Blacklister No.134 – February 24, 2014 06:22 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I give it 2 months before fans start complaining about Erin Andrews, just like they did with Brooke Burke and before her Samantha Harris.

    Comment by J.Norman – February 24, 2014 08:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I’m complaining about her now. Bad move DWTS, bad move.

      Comment by CMarie – March 4, 2014 08:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I agree with the army of dissatisfied viewers who think that it was a huge mistake in replacing Brooke Burke with Erin Andrews. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING ABC?? Erin Andrews has the most annoying voice in all of broadcasting. To me…her voice is like fingernails on a chalkboard. I have never cared for her persona either…in her day job; in her stalkling incident; or when she was a contestant on DWTS. Big mistake by ABC.
        And what was up with getting rid of Harold Weaver? He was great with his band and his vocalists. And while I’m complaining…I hate the new twist they are going to throw at the pros and the stars. I think it is going to be disasterous for both the pros and the stars. I am quickly losing interest in this show. I don’t think I will have it on automatic record any more.

        Comment by Linda Carpenter – March 25, 2014 04:12 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • At least Erin Andrews appears to have a brain. I don’t think they need a co-host, and if they were going to use a former contestant, I would’ve been all over Drew Lachey or Scary Spice, both of whom have personality for days. But using someone with reporter experience who had a decent run on the show isn’t a bad idea, either. I thought Samantha Harris was horrible and no one could be worse till we got Bwak Bwak. If there is a thought anywhere between Brooke Burke’s ears, she has suppressed it for DWTS. If Samantha Harris was like a piece of cheap Christmas tinsel, Bwak Bwak has been fingernails on a chalkboard.

    Comment by Amie – February 24, 2014 08:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The show works when the viewers come to care about the celebrities. So the question is can Erin help views care about the contestants who do not arrive with a built-in fan base?

    What she can’t do is repair the dysfunctional casting process which has become as old and tired as Bruno antics. The question becomes, Why can’t they attract a more balanced cast? I think its because they look at it the wrong way. Instead of recruiting B listers on their way to D, they should consider more D listers on the way to B. Give views contestants they don’t know but might like to, rather than “stars” like Amber Riley who’s career has flat-lined despite bringing a ready-made fan base.

    No risk equals no reward

    Comment by Ralph – February 24, 2014 08:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Don’t need either one with the new one night format. Could have saved some $.

    Comment by kake – February 24, 2014 10:31 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved Brooke. She fit in at the beginning and was a natural. Watch what you’re changing. The fans make and break the show.

    Comment by annonymous – February 28, 2014 07:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Brooke Charvest was not a nice gal…..not friendly, really into herself, DWTS needs a co-host that is funny, pleasant and just plain nice. Kelly Pickler would have been amazing as a Co-Host….she is a delight. Good riddance to Ms. Charvest………just another narcisstic actor who has absolutely not charisma.

    Comment by Bella – March 4, 2014 10:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The. Present show format doesn’t give any co-hosts much of a chance. However, it is good to see Maks back as a pro. My one main question is why do the keep bringing Julianne back for guest spots and as a guest judge?

    Comment by Ernest Keller – April 5, 2014 10:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

    Comment by paula – April 9, 2014 09:24 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Candice C B she. Can make the dance different colorful way you can
    See her moves and she can follow your steps in the dance floor great way

    Comment by Maggie – April 13, 2014 04:40 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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