“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,” she posted on the social networking site.
— Brooke Burke-Charvet (@brookeburke) February 22, 2014
Friday night, Brooke-Charvet issued 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,” she said in a statement. “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.”
According to sources, Brooke never saw it coming, and learned Friday afternoon that she wouldn’t be returning.
This is the second big shake-up on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. The show also recently fired band leader and orchestrator Harold Wheeler, as well as his 28-member band.