ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” has picked Erin Andrews to replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as Tom Bergeron's co-host. Without warning, executives fired Brooke and hired Erin the next day, according to Us Weekly on Feb. 23, 2014.
Erin, 35, is a reporter for FOX Sports news. However, this isn't the first time that Erin has been on “DWTS.” Fans may remember when she competed in season 10 with her dance partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, in 2010.
It seems that “Dancing With the Stars” is shaking things up. They fired Brooke on Feb. 21, 2014. She later released this statement to E! Online, “I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture," Burke-Charvet said. "I've always been one to embrace change and [I'm] 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."
So far, in this month, “Dancing with the Stars” fired Harold Wheeler and his 28-member orchestra. Harold has been with the show since it started. The executives have replaced Harold and his orchestra with Ray Chew.
Neither Brooke nor Harold had any advanced warning that they were about to be fired. This leaves fans wondering what other changes the executives have in store for this show. Do you think the changes will make the show better, or worse?
The cast announcement for "DWTS" season 18 will air on “Good Morning America” on March 4, 2014. The first episode of season 18 is set to air on March 17, 2014, at 7 p.m. central on ABC.