“Dancing with the Stars” have already begun eliminations, however it was cohost Brooke Burke-Charvet that got the ax, and according to E! on Friday, the 42-year-old model is angry. Update: DWTS replaced Charvet with former contestant Erin Andrews according to People on Sunday.
In the early hours of February 22, Brooke Burke-Charvet sarcastically tweeted her shock over the news that she would not return as DWTS cohost along with Tom Bergeron.
The “Dancing with the Stars” elimination is so new that the website has yet to be updated. As of Saturday, February 22, the DWTS “about section” still lists the Season Seven mirror ball champion as cohost with Tom Bergeron.
Brooke Burke-Charvet confirmed the news exclusively to E!, and apparently was unaware that her position as cohost on “Dancing with the Stars” was in jeopardy.
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 I look 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.
ABC notified Charvet of her dismissal Friday afternoon, which was validated through DWTS executive producer Conrad Green.
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.
Brooke Burke-Charvet has been DWTS co-host since Season 10 when she replaced Samantha Harris, three years after winning the reality TV ballroom dance competition.
Season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars" is scheduled to premiere on Monday, March 17 without co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet or the 28-member orchestra, which has been replaced with Ray Chew and his band.
*Update: Erin Andrews has been hired as Brooke Burke-Charvet's replacement as of Sunday, February 23 according to People. The 35-year-old FOX Sports reporter was a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars" in Season 10 alongside Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
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