Erin Andrews to Replace Brooke Burke-Charvet on DANCING WITH THE STARS?
DANCING WITH THE STARS may have found its replacement for recently ousted host Brooke Burke-Charvet.
A source has confirmed to People that sports journalist and former DWTS competitor, Erin Andrews, is set to join Tom Bergeron for the upcoming 18th season of ABC's hit dancing competition series. The network declined to comment, though an official announcement is expected tomorrow, per the report.
Burke-Charvet announced the news this weekend on Twitter, which prompted ABC to quickly release a statement on the long-time host's exit.
"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," said Conrad Green, DWTS' executive producer. "We'd like to thank Brooke for her years of great service."
Burke-Charvet told E! Online in a statement this weekend: "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."
DANCING WITH THE STARS also recently hired new music director and composer Ray Chew, who most recently served as the music director of the 65th Annual Emmy Awards.
"Dancing with the Stars" is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Alex Rudzinski directs. "Dancing with the Stars" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.
The premiere of Season 18 is set for Monday, March 17 at 8:00 p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network.
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