As reported by E! Online, Burke-Charvet got word on Friday afternoon that her services would not be needed for Season 18 of the ABC competition series, which premieres March 17.
In a statement to E! Online, Burke-Charvet said, “[I] understand the need for change considering the position of the show at this juncture” — a seeming nod to DWTS‘ declining ratings and buzz.
“I’ve seen my fair share of shocking eliminations in the ballroom,” she added, “but this one takes the cake.”
Later this evening, she also addressed the news on her Twitter.
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