Dancing With the Stars Hires New Host For 18th Season
Brooke Burke-Charvet may not have been smiling so much this past weekend. After seven season of co-hosting ABC‘s massive hit Dancing With the Stars alongside the hilarious Tom Bergeron, Burke was given her final curtain call by producers and asked not to return for an 8th season. And she wasn’t the only one sent packing.
In what one can only assume is some sort of series revamp, DWTS execs have chosen to dismiss Burke-Charvet as well as band leader Harold Wheeler and the entire 18-piece band. And clearly Brooke was not too pleased.
The actress/model tweeted the news almost instantly on Friday afternoon saying,
“weird day…Shocking preseason elimination on #DWTS…ME. @Tom_Bergeron didn’t even read my name. I won’t be returning this season”
She followed that tweet up with a slightly more bitter, but trying to stay humorous about it tweet concerning all the upcoming changes to the show,
“Here’s the skinny–the show found out Harold Wheeler, the band, Rob & me were putting together our own road show, so they fired us all!”
She did inform followers that she was only joking, but the show was not. Burke-Charvet has already been replaced and I’m not so sure I’m on board with the new hostess.
FOX Sports reporter and former DWTS contestant, Erin Andrews is getting the co-hosting gig this spring. I honestly don’t know why she was the producers choice and I’m not convinced she is going to be the revitalization the show is looking for.
Harold Wheeler and his band have been replaced already as well. Composer Ray Chew will take the band leader role over a smaller, more electric band featuring all new singers as well.
The all new cast will officially be announced on March 4th during Good Morning America and the new season gets underway on Monday March 17th.