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).
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