Brooke Burke Fired From Dancing with the Stars!

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Now, comes news, that co-host, Brooke Burke has been let go from the dancing competition. She released a statement to E News today, confirming her departure:

“I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting DWTS but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture,” she said in a statement. “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.”

Well, then. Not exactly subtle, are we Brooke? Sources tell E News that the ex-host “had no idea her job was on the line. ABC apparently informed her this afternoon she wouldn’t be returning.”

Dancing with the Stars returns to the ABC schedule on Monday, March 17.

Via E News

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