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Brooke Burke joins Tom Bergeron on 'Dancing'

March 8, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A new sidekick joins Tom Bergeron on ABC's hit show "Dancing With the Stars." Former contestant Brooke Burke is replacing Samantha Harris as co-host.

Burke actually won the mirrorball trophy during a previous season. As the host of several entertainment TV shows, she already has plenty of experience.

Burke is also the busy mother of four children.

Contestants this season include former "Baywatch" babe Pamela Anderson, reality star Kate Gosselin, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Olympics figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek.

Also competing for the mirrorball trophy will be reality TV personality Jake Pavelka, sportscaster Erin Andrews, singer Nicole Scherzinger, football star Chad Ochocinco and actors Shannen Doherty, Aiden Turner and Niecy Nash.

The new season begins on Monday, March 22 on ABC7.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.