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Brooke Burke-Charvet Replaced By Erin Andrews on Dancing With the Stars to Draw “Young Male Following”

Brooke Burke-Charvet
Brooke Burke-Charvet has been replaced by Erin Andrews on Dancing With the Stars in order to attract a "younger male following."Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Unforeseeably fired! Brooke Burke-Charvet is “in shock” after being let go from her co-hosting job on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, a source tells Us Weekly. After working on the show for seven seasons, Burke-Charvet, 42, wasn’t notified of the decision until “just a few hours before it was announced. She had no idea.”

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Replacing Tom Bergeron‘s co-host is Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews. And according to Us’ insider, the blonde stunner’s following factored into the casting decision.

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“Everyone loved [Brooke], but the execs wanted a whole new show,” the source revealed. Adding that Andrews’ “young male following” was appealing to the network. “They’re desperate for those viewers,” the source added.

News of Burke-Charvet’s exit came right after DWTS band leader Harold Wheeler and his 28-person band were also unceremoniously fired.

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“So much chatter bout DWTS,” the former co-host tweeted on Feb. 23. “I’m really cool everyone. I did my 7 seasons, had a blast! I’m ready for change. I love your loyalty. Thank you!”

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