Erin Andrews to Replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as Co-Host of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Erin Andrews to Replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as Co-Host of 'Dancing With the Stars'

The FOX Sports reporter will continue on with the cable network while on the ABC competition

FOX Sports reporter Erin Andrews will replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as co-host of ABC's “Dancing With the Stars,” an individual with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

She'd come aboard as Tom Bergeron's co-host of the ABC dance competition series when its 18th season begins on March 17. ABC declined to comment Sunday.

Also read: Brooke Burke-Charvet Fired From ABC's ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Andrews knows the show; she competed as a dancer in 2010 and finished third along with her partner, series pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

She was in the news recently during the NFL Playoffs, where she was working the sideline for FOX and set off a post-game tirade from Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman.

Andrews will continue in her role at FOX Sports. “We are very excited for Erin and this opportunity for her but her FOX Sports responsibilities remain the top priority,” a network representative told TheWrap.

She will be replacing Burke-Charvet, who was informed she had been fired on Friday after seven seasons as co-host.

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

Also read: Robin Thicke Has New Competition From ‘DWTS'; Taylor Lautner ‘Boogies’ LACMA-Style (Photos)

“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,” she continued. “I've seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom but this one takes the cake.”

Over the past few seasons, the celebrity dancing competition has experienced a decrease in viewership. Last November, “Dancing With the Stars” had its lowest season finale ever, earning a 2.4 rating — down 20 percent from last fall's finale — and 12.8 million viewers.

Earlier this month, the show announced the departure of musical director Harold Wheeler, who had been on the program from its outset.

USA Today's The Big Lead was the first to report Andrews’ hiring at “DWTS.”

  • Albert Manfred

    Well the show has been going down hill for the last few years. Erin may just be the straw to break the camels back..Guess I will have to “DELETE” on my DVR this season

    • Sandra Hopkins

      I so agree

  • SemperFi1946

    Erin vs Brooke?? – Brooke wins going away in looks, body and personality!

  • Sandra Hopkins

    I will not watch the show since E Andrews will be taking over for Brooke. She is so annoying. I really hate her accent and it grinds on my nerves. She just needs to go away.

  • unocelestial1

    It was probably about money. Getting rid of the band is probably a money issue, too. Ratings are bad as they mostly have no stars and voting by the public is not based on dancing. It got to be letdown.

    • migc1952

      It didn't say they were getting rid of the band. It said they announced the “the departure of musical director Harold Wheeler”.

      That's not even close to getting rid of the band.

      • unocelestial1

        Band is gone.

  • SamyyCiao

    Who cares neither has any brains – Megan is the one with the Shooting Star!

  • Jim

    A great body is replaced by a great body.

  • The Love Detective

    I don't know who or what an Erin Andrews is, but that creature in the cover photo looks like it's trying to shit a sea urchin.

  • jimbo

    Just awful! Erin Andrews has one of the most annoying voices ever!

  • Soovivers

    I've watched DWTS since the beginning and it (like most reality shows) has changed so much that I no longer will watch it beginning this season. I figure Len Goodman will be the next to go…

  • Mantlebuck

    This will be the last year for the show. It is getting old. Erin Andrews is terrible on fox sports. He voice is annoying. I can not imagine who at the network thinks this was a good idea. You can get rid of the lady judge as well. She is really annoying.

  • Houstonian