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'DWTS' 2014: Erin Andrews is in as co-host, per ABC press release

Erin Andrews will serve as co-host of 'DWTS' 2014, according to a Feb. 24 tweet by 'GMA.'
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After a weekend of hot speculation that Fox Sports sideline reporter Erin Andrews had been chosen to replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as co-host of the popular reality dance competition "Dancing with the Stars," a Feb. 24 tweet by "Good Morning America" confirmed the rumor as truth, and a press release by the network followed.

The tweet, which was posted at roughly 5:30 a.m. Pacific time, read simply "#DWTS Announcement: Joining @Tom_Bergeron as a co-host this season will be @ErinAndrews!"

A press release from ABC followed a short time later introducing Andrews as the new co-host.

Burke-Charvet, 42, tweeted surprise to fans after she was unexpectedly fired on Feb. 21. Just a day later, The Big Lead posted a report claiming that the 35-year old Andrews had been chosen to replace Burke-Charvet as Tom Bergeron's new sidekick. A wide variety of other reputable sources including People reported on the story on Feb. 23.

Although ABC has yet to release an official statement on Andrews' inclusion, "GMA" is often privy to exclusive "DWTS" information and announcements, including the upcoming March 4 cast reveal.

Andrews competed on "Dancing with the Stars" season 10 on the arm of popular pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The couple finished in third place.

"Dancing with the Stars" 2014 premieres March 17 on ABC with an all new cast of celebrity mirror ball trophy hopefuls.