I think a lot of Dancing With the Stars fans have felt that the show needed to change something to freshen it up a bit. It’s not exactly that the judging panel isn’t working but maybe they are a little too predictable and so many believed that part of the change would be at that table. The producers decided to shake up the core but removed Brooke Burke Charvet instead of a judge and replaced her with Erin Andrews. The problem? No one really likes her. When she competed on the show she kept to herself and is doing the same thing now rather than embracing the family environment.
According to the April 7th print edition of In Touch magazine hiring Erin was actually very strategic on the part of ABC. They are hoping for a lot of side drama in the ballroom and they knew that Erin will encourage it. Rather than playing nice she is very outspoken and likes to stir the proverbial pot. In hoping for a scandalous season ABC knew that Brooke was way too nice for the job. Perhaps this is why Brooke recently got inked and is now sporting tattoos? Is Brooke trying to build up a bit of a bad-girl image? Check out the video below and decide.
Still, I guess the real question is whether or not Erin will last. Sure she may be more inclined to run her mouth, but if people don’t like her then that couldn’t easily affect the ratings and the public perception of the show. ABC doesn’t want to log into their own message boards to see a hate thread about Erin, do they? Or maybe is the scandal meant to swirl around her hiring and Brooke’s firing? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
Image Credit: Instagram Brooke Burke-Charvet