When the ratings are down for any reality show, there must be changes made, right? ABC thinks so as it recently fired co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet and the entire house band, including the band leader Harold Wheeler, from Dancing with the Stars.
ABC announced earlier today that Erin Andrews will join Dancing with the Stars as host alongside Emmy-Award Winner® Tom Bergeron for its 18th season premiering MONDAY, MARCH 17 (8:00-10:01 p.m. ET). Andrews competed on the 10th season of Dancing with the Stars making it all the way to the finals. Known for being a pioneer in sports broadcasting, Andrews’s skills from the field are sure to be an asset in hosting a spirited dance competition.
After spending eight years at ESPN, Andrews joined FOX Sports in 2012. She was most recently seen covering Super Bowl XLVIII and last year’s World Series. Additionally, she hosted FOX’s Prime Time College Football Pregame Show. She is one of the most-followed sports television personalities on Twitter, with over 2.1 million followers. Prior to Fox, she hosted the first hour of ESPN’s College GameDay on ESPNU and was a features reporter for the full three-hour program, a role she held since the 2010 season. Andrews also served as a sideline reporter for college football and basketball games. Andrews has also won two Sports Emmy Awards in her career.
This season, the show also welcomes new Music Director and Composer Ray Chew to the ballroom. Continuing a tradition of live musical accompaniment, Chew’s band will feature a new line-up of musicians and singers performing music ranging from the latest pop hits to the great standards of the past.
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