Former “Dancing With The Stars” co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet is opening up about her termination from the hit dance show. She said that getting fired from the TV job wasn’t that bad, but she wasn’t exactly fond of how the executives went about letting her go.
She took to her official blog to say, “The only shocking thing about it, for me, was the way in which it all went down. Finding out that I would not be returning to the ballroom just weeks before the premiere was quite a shake up. I would have appreciated a heads-up and the courtesy of communication, but we are not always privileged to get that in the workplace.”
She went on to say, “My son shouted, ‘You got fired Mommy?!’ I tried to explain the difference between being fired and being let go. Then he yelled, ‘You quit!’ I laughed at the fine line in it all. Then I did my very best to describe to my children the reality of change and the need to maneuver through it with grace.”
She added, I had eight (NOT seven, as written everywhere) fabulous seasons co-hosting the show. It was a blast! I had the honor to work beside Tom Bergeron, whom I adore and have great respect for. I learned many valuable life lessons and TV skills in the chaos of live television. I am very grateful for my time at DWTS and I’m never greedy – eight seasons was the perfect run.”