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Brooke Burke-Charvet not returning to 'Dancing With The Stars'

Co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet appears on ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars' on May 20, 2013, a day before the season 16 finale. (ABC Photo / Adam Taylor)

February 21, 2014 12:00:00 AM PST
The new season of "Dancing With The Stars" hasn't even started yet, but there's already a shocking elimination.

Brooke Burke-Charvet will not return next month as co-host of the ballroom competition series.

"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," Conrad Green, executive producer of "Dancing with the Stars," said in a statement.

Burke-Charvet called her departure a "shocking pre-season elimination."

"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 tweeted.

Co-host Tom Bergeron has not commented. Season 18 of "Dancing With The Stars" is set to premiere on March 17.