It wasn’t her choice to leave, but Brooke Burke-Charvet now seems to be happy that she was let go from her hosting gig on “Dancing With the Stars.” In a new interview with Shape Magazine, the TV personality revealed that while she was blindsided by her firing earlier this year, she has definitely moved on.
On Thursday, USA Today posted an excerpt from Burke-Charvet’s latest magazine interview, in which she dished that leaving “DWTS” was the best choice she “never made.”
“I honestly didn’t see it coming,” the mom of four said of her sudden firing from the celebrity ballroom competition last spring. “I thought it was kind of outrageous that it happened two before the premiere, but, after all, it was only a TV show.”
But it turns out her ousting was actually a blessing in disguise. “This forced me to turn the page and create new opportunities for myself,” she revealed. “I’m dabbling in a lot of different things. I just finished doing a couple of episodes of ‘Melissa & Joey,’ and by the time this issue hits the stands I may be on another show… Ultimately, leaving the ballroom may be the best choice I never made.”
While her TV resume includes hosting gigs on “She’s Got the Look,” “Wild On,” and two seasons of CBS’ “Rock Star,” the former “Dancing With the Stars” co-host has racked up a decent acting resume as well. In addition to her multi-episode stint on the ABC Family sitcom “Melissa & Joey” (which had her paired up with fellow “DWTS” alums Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence), Burke-Charvet has taken on guest starring roles on television shows like “Las Vegas,” “Less than Perfect,” “Monk” and “The Bernie Mac Show.” So it’s definitely a tossup as to what type of new show she may appear on next.
Or could her hint mean that she’ll be making a return to ABC Family?
Earlier this year, she told E! News that she was excited about the future, saying, “I have a new project, I might do something totally different. I'm going to dabble in the sitcom world a little bit, I mean, who knows?"
The hostess turned actress previously told Wetpaint that her two-episode story arc on “Melissa & Joey,” which aired earlier this summer, has the potential to lead to more appearances for her character, Felicia Mancini. “It looks like there's a possibility of my character coming back, so I'm excited about that,” she said of her role on the popular sitcom.
Either way, it definitely looks like we haven’t seen the last of Brooke Burke-Charvet on the small screen, so stay tuned.