Dancing With the Stars executives are making quite a habit of firing hosts, aren’t they? According to the show’s insiders, Erin Andrews may well be facing the firing squad now that her first season as co-host has come to an end. Even though it’s literally only been a few months since she took Brooke Burke-Charvet‘s place, there are already candidates looking to replace her.
Seriously, what is wrong with the show that they can’t seem to keep their female hosts, even though they seem plenty happy to keep the aging Tom Bergeron?
A source also tells Life & Style that Erin may have already gotten the news, because she was in a ‘dour‘ mood at the wrap party earlier this month. The source adds, “She rushed down the red carpet and didn’t want to take any photos with anyone!”
There were rumors floating around earlier this year about how Erin’s ego was starting to irritate the show’s cast and crew, and that may be the basis on which the network fires her. However, I think it’s more likely that when they initially hired her, they were hoping that her predominantly male fan base would follow her – and when that didn’t happen, they found no reason to keep her on, considering she didn’t bring anything particularly fresh or interesting to her hosting duties. So adios Erin, see you back in sports reporting.
This means that there’s a chance that Brooke could make a return, but I doubt the network would want to re-hire something they already fired – too much embarrassment, and contract negotiations would be a terror. Then again, she’s a proven brand on the show, and they may want to stick with a risk-free choice. There are also rumors of Maria Menounos taking over hosting duties, and that’s probably the smartest choice to move forward with this mess.