Dancing With The Stars Shakeup

Brooke Burke-Charvet Out as Co-Host

Brooke Burke-Charvet will no longer be by Tom Bergeron's side on Dancing With the Stars.

Burke-Charvet exclusively confirms to me that she will not be returning to the ABC show.

"I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture," she said in a statement. "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."


Sources tell me Burke-Charvet had no idea her job was on the line. ABC apparently informed her this afternoon she wouldn't be returning.

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"We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season," DWTS executive producer Conrad Green said in a statement. "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."

Burke-Charvet first joined DWTS as a contestant, winning season seven with her partner Derek Hough. Three seasons later, she replaced Samantha Harris as cohost.

This isn't the first major shakeup to rock the upcoming season. ABC most recently announced that its 28-member orchestra of musicians and singers was being replaced Ray Chew and his band.

"We feel that there are some types of music and types of songs, a lot of modern music particularly, is so produced that it's impossible for an 18-piece band to replicate that sound," Green told The Hollywood Reporter of the change. "You get to a point where you're forcing a band to try and do sound that they just literally can't pull off."

DWTS will continue its one-night format when Season 18 kicks off on March 17. The show's two-night tradition was cut in half last season.

Glee star Amber Riley, also along with Hough, was crowned winner last season.

Burke-Charvet's end with the show was first reported by RumorFix.

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So does the band change mean that they're going to be using some recorded music? Or that they are changing their music selections?


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A lot of things factor into what makes a person attractive to me, but I dislike her for a few other reasons, too. There are a lot of attractive women I wouldn't have minded taking the spot, but since they're mostly sci-fi chicks, I seriously doubt any of my picks would make it unless the Peacekeepers tried to storm the studio, lol.


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Yeah, I don't think Brooke (or someone similar) would be too hurt.... I'm sure it's not the first time she's been maligned, fairly or not, for getting by on her attractiveness.
Hardly makes it okay...but we digress...

Has any pro tweeted (or something) that they'll be back? I'm desperately looking for any scrap of news I can get.


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I like Erin Andrews. I hope she does a good job. I thought Brooke was better than Samantha by a long shot. Maybe Erin will be better than Brooke. It is so painful to watch when the host is not good...


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Tom Bergeron 4eva!

But seriously.

I thought Brooke was an improvement over Samantha Harris, but there's always room for even MORE improvement!

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