The changes continue at Dancing with the Stars.
RumorFix has learned exclusively that Brooke Burke-Charvet, who has co-hosted the show for seven years with Tom Bergeron, will not be returning this season.
On November 25, 2008, Brooke, herself, and partner Derek Hough won the competition during Season Seven.
UPDATE: Late Friday, Brooke released this statement: “I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture. 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.”
This change comes right after the show replaced Harold Wheeler Orchestra after 17 years with a smaller hipper band led by Ray Chew.