Brooke Burke, the new co-host for Dancing With The Stars, says she was sworn to secrecy and “I am thrilled beyond words,” RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
“AAAAHHHGGGGG!!! That’s me screaming and jumping up and down!” she wrote on her blog about replacing Samantha Harris on Dancing With The Stars. “I’m crossing off one more thing from my Bucket List!”
Brooke, who won Season 7 of Dancing With The Stars, wrote that she was in Africa having dinner with partner David Charvet. “It was already a magical evening, but the great news made it even more memorable.”
In a surprisingly revealing comment, she writes “I was actually scared to call my manager, because I really wanted this job. I rarely put myself out there emotionally in my business because talent aside, most decisions are political, complicated, and completely out of my hands. This particular opportunity is special to me because I know the ballroom like the back of my hand.”
The former swimsuit model says she’s excited to be co-host with Tom Bergeron and promises she’ll be putting back on her dancing shoes.
“You can bet I’ll be sneaking them on a time or two underneath my glamorous gowns! LOL!!!” she writes.
“I love hosting live TV, but I am especially excited to be back in the red room dishing with the contestants because I know what they are going through, and I promise you its really scary!!! “
The former Playboy model begins her hosting gig on ABC on March 22nd. “I can’t wait to play dress up every Monday and Tuesday night, “ she writes “ and present a show that is infectious and gives many of us something to look forward to week after week. “