'Dancing With the Stars' drops Brooke Burke-Charvet as co-host

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When "Dancing With the Stars" returns for Season 18, there will be at least one very noticeable difference: Co-host Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be there. According to E! Online, she was informed by the network Friday afternoon (Feb. 21) that her time with the show has ended.

In a statement to E!, she says, "I have enjoyed seven seasons co-hosting 'DWTS' but understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture. I've always been one to embrace change and [I'm] 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."

 That doesn't necessarily sound like an amicable parting of ways. There has been no word from ABC or "Dancing With the Stars" about her dismissal, if there will be a replacement named or if Tom Bergeron will host the show solo. The next season of the show is scheduled to premiere March 17.
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