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Brooke Burke named new 'Dancing With the Stars' co-host

113832_D_1863_pre TV personality and Season 7 champion Brooke Burke will report for duty alongside Tom Bergeron as the new co-host of “Dancing With the Stars” when Season 10 premieres on March 22, ABC has announced.

The news came this morning on the network’s “Good Morning America.” Burke, as many “DWTS” fans may recall, claimed the hit reality TV series' coveted Mirrorball trophy with her professional dance partner Derek Hough back in 2008. Now she has a chance to claim the backstage interviews as well. 

Burke takes over the co-hosting gig from Samantha Harris, who stepped down from the show in January to focus on other gigs. And this mother of four is no stranger to hosting: Burke has hosted E!’s “Wild On!” series, “Rock Star: INXS” and, most recently, TV Land’s “She’s Got the Look.”

Other potential co-hosts rumored to be in the running included “DWTS” Season 8 contestant Melissa Rycroft and television host Vanessa Minnillo.

What do you think of this new selection? Did ABC make the right choice?

-- Allyssa Lee

Photo: ABC / Craig Sjodin 

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I was so disappointed to hear Brooke Burke is the new co-host of Dancing with the Stars. I was so hoping that Melissa Rycroft would be the new co-host. Melissa has a more upbeat outgoing personality. May not continue to even watch it this season after seeing boring Brooke . Ugh!

I was a fan of dancing with the stars since it started , but after the last seasons show that kept kelly osbourne on until the finals and let donny osmond win i figured the show was fixed but thought i would give it another chance .then when i saw Kate Gosseln was on i qut being a fan all together .I may look at the show in the fall and hope you get back to haveing some class

oh wow she is so beautiful in that blue dance costume lover her beautiful hair and smile best choice anyone could make she did a nice job on her beautiful polish last night cant wait to see her again

I like Brooke Burke but will miss Samantha Harris, she help make the show.
Brooke needs to keep her hands off her hip, standing that way does not look classic.

Brooke was awesome on Rock Star INXS, so I was very excited to see her! However, Melissa would have been a much better choice. Brooke takes very chance to remind everyone that she danced last season and "remembers it well." I am uncomfortable watching her, she continually stumbles over her words and has numerous awkward moments.... Maybe she needs a script!

I think that watching paint dry would have been more exciting than Brooke Burke. Her personality is not Dancing with the Stars quality. I have been watching since the very first show and DWTS is my most favorite show on TV. Brooke is pretty and a good dancer but not a good MC. Broo It would also be nice not to have to look at her boobs bursting out of her dress every week. What happened to a little class? Samatha had CLASS!!

I am really glad that they picked Brooke Burke! She is beautiful and a great speaker. I was just so happy to hear Samantha Harris was leaving. Her voice and her face drove me crazy! Brooke you are doing an amazing job!

Brooke is THE WORST co-host!!! If I hear her ask "How does that feel?" one more time, I WILL go CRAZY ! !
PLEASE, Dancing w/ the Stars! VOTE HER OUT!!!!

Brooke Burke is a horrible cohost. She has no personality and she asks the contestants the most ridiculous questions. She constantly says "alright" which is so unprofessional.

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