There’s been a shocking pre-season elimination on Dancing With The Stars when it was announced that co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet will not return next season.
The network confirmed the news on Friday saying, “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,” Conrad Green, the show’s executive producer, said in a statement. “We’d like to thank Brooke for her years of great service.”
Brooke, who has co-hosted the show for the past seven seasons after competing and winning season seven of the show, seemed just as shocked by the news as fans were. She tweeted to fans, “weird day….Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS…ME. @Tom_Bergeron didn’t even read my name. I won’t be returning to the show this season.”
On Monday, the network revealed Brooke’s replacement for season 18’s debut next month. FOX Sports correspondent Erin Andrews, 35, will step in a the new co-host of the show for the season premiere on March 17th. Andrews also competed on season 10 of the show and made it to the finals.