Erin Andrews opens up about her departure from ‘Dancing With the Stars’: ‘It was a surprise’ – Yahoo Entertainment

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Erin Andrews says her departure from Dancing With the Stars was unexpected. (Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images)

Dancing With the Stars host Erin Andrews had expected to be preparing for another season of the show right about now. That’s not what’s happening, though, after both she and co-host Tom Bergeron were replaced with Tyra Banks for the upcoming season.

Extra. “I got a phone call and I answered the phone. I was like, ‘This isn’t good.’”” data-reactid=”33″>“It was a surprise,” Andrews told Extra. “I got a phone call and I answered the phone. I was like, ‘This isn’t good.’”

Andrews, who competed on the ABC show as a contestant in 2010 and began hosting it in 2014, said she’s kept in touch with her contacts there.

a tight-knit group. [Dancer] Sasha [Farber] and I will DM. I’ve gotten lovely messages from the dancers and so forth.”

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Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews host an October 2019 episode of Dancing With the Stars. (Photo: Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)

Andrews, who’s also a sideline reporter for Fox’s NFL coverage, has been focusing on the upcoming season and WEAR, her new line of apparel for female fans of college and pro football.

the most unexpected gift” of his career. He’s changed his Twitter bio to “former co-host of Footwork With the Famous.”” data-reactid=”63″>For his part, Bergeron, who had hosted Dancing With the Stars since it debuted in 2005, has said on social media that working on the reality competition has been “the most unexpected gift” of his career. He’s changed his Twitter bio to “former co-host of Footwork With the Famous.”

new season of the show, featuring contestants Carole Baskin (Tiger King), Chrishell Stause (Selling Sunset) and rapper Nelly, premieres Sept. 14 on ABC.

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