Looks like this is the end of the line for Brooke Burke-Charvet on Dancing With the Stars. She has been fired as co-host on DWTS after eight seasons.
This is what she had to say about it all: "Weird day ... Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS ... ME," she tweeted at midnight on Saturday. "@Tom_Bergeron didn't even read my name. I won't be returning to the show this season."
She was first a competitor on season 7 and took home the big prize with partner Derek Hough. She's been the co-host ever since season 10.
Looks like the show is really shaking things up, as the series also fired music director Harold Wheeler and the 28 members of his band earlier this month.
Brooke released a statement as well: "I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture. 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."
Seems like she certainly was surprised by this latest elimination, doesn't it? With flailing ratings and a desperate need to get "younger" viewers, looks like DWTS is doing whatever it can to enjoy the once-high viewership of years past. Still kind of weird that they got rid of that amazing band though. That ish is cold. I'd say that's even more disappointing than Brooke leaving.
It sure will be interesting to see who they bring on next as cohost. Looks like Tom Bergeron will be back as host, along with Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, and Carrie Ann Inaba at the judges' table. Perhaps they'll bring on a new pro like Julianne Hough or Cheryl Burke as cohost. Or Maks? Shirtless? That would certainly draw in the ratings ...
The newest cast will be announced March 4 on Good Morning America, with season 18 premiering on the 17.
Who do you think should be the next cohost on Dancing With the Stars?
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