In a press release, ABC Entertainment announced that Erin Andrews, a sports correspondent for FOX Sports, would co-host its reality dance competition. Andrews, 35, replaces Brooke Burke-Charvet, who will not be returning to the program.
"We can confirm that Brooke Burke-Charvet will not be joining us next season," Conrad Green, the show's executive producer, told ABC News in a statement. "She's been a wonderful part of the 'Dancing With the Stars' family since her triumphant win in season seven and will unquestionably be missed by our entire team. We'd like to thank Brooke for her years of great service."
Andrews, who will continue to work for FOX Sports, competed on season 10 of "Dancing." She made it to the finals. She will join longtime co-host Tom Bergeron when the season premieres 8 p.m. on March 17.
This show will also have a new music director. Ray Chew will replace Harold Wheeler. The cast of season 18 will be revealed on "Good Morning America" on March 4.