Brooke Burke-Charvet will not return to "Dancing With The Stars" next month and the longtime co-host is calling the news a "shocking pre-season elimination."
The 42-year-old, who had co-hosted the ABC series with Tom Bergeron since season 10, shared the news on her Twitter page on Friday, Feb. 21. Season 18 of the ballroom competition series is set to premiere on March 17.
"Weird day ... Shocking pre-season elimination #DWTS ... ME," Burke-Charvet tweeted. "@Tom_Bergeron didn't even read my name. I won't be returning to the show this season."
"We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season," Conrad Green, executive producer of "Dancing with the Stars," said in a statement to OTRC.com. "She's been a wonderful part of the 'Dancing with the Stars' family since her triumphant win in season seven and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We'd like to thank Brooke for her years of great service."
Bergeron, who was mentioned in Burke-Charvet's tweet, has not commented. ABC has not announced a new co-host for season 18 nor specified if there will even be one.
Burke-Charvet's announcement comes two weeks after ABC said longtime "Dancing With The Stars" music director, Harold Wheeler, and his 28-member band will not return for season 18. The network announced on Feb. 7 that former Emmy Awards music director Ray Chew and a new group of musicians have joined the show and will perform "music ranging from the latest pop hits to the great standards of the past."
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