Brooke Burke-Charvet was blindsided with the announcement that she would not be returning as co-host for another season of ABC’s hit dancing competition “Dancing With The Stars” alongside veteran host Tom Bergeron.
The show returns for the 18th season on March 17, 2014 at 8PM EST, but will not feature the co-host for the past seven seasons. Brooke-Charvet was just recently informed that she would not make it back for season 18.
She took to her official Twitter account to say, “weird day….Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS… ME. @Tom_Bergeron didn’t even read my name. I won’t be returning to the show this season.”
Executive producer of the show, Conrad Green said of her termination, “We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season. 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 released a statement, saying, “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.”
Tom Bergeron has since replied to her message on Twitter, saying, “@brookeburke Weird day, indeed. Won’t be the same without you. Dinner soon. No spray tanning required.”
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