Whetting fans' appetites for the premiere next Monday, ABC released official cast portraits for season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars" on Monday (March 10).
This time, twelve celebs will compete for the mirror ball trophy, including Sean Avery, Candace Cameron Bure, Drew Carey, Meryl Davis, NeNe Leakes, James Maslow, Danica McKellar, Diana Nyad, Amy Purdy, Cody Simpson, Charlie White, and Billy Dee Williams.
There’s some serious remodeling going on over at “Dancing With the Stars” these days, and the latest update is that Erin Andrews will replace Brooke Burke-Charvet as the show’s host/resident eye-candy.
Following the firing of band leader Harold Wheeler and his 28-member ensemble earlier this month, the DWTS honchos decided to give Brooke the old heave-ho and brought in the beautiful FOX Sports reporter instead.
The victim of yet another crippling downsize, Brooke Burke will not return to "Dancing with the Stars," for the upcoming 18th season next month.
Releasing a statement regarding the news, the former show winner, and co-host alongside Tom Bergeron since 2010, said, "I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting ‘DWTS’ but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture."