via press release:
“DANCING WITH THE STARS” SEASON SEVEN CHAMPION BROOKE BURKE
IS ANNOUNCED AS THE NEW “DANCING WITH THE STARS” CO-HOST
Host Tom Bergeron Appears on “Good Morning America at the Oscars” for the Announcement
“Dancing with the Stars” Premieres Monday, March 22 on ABC
ABC has announced “Dancing with the Stars” Season Seven champion Brooke Burke as the new celebrity co-host alongside Tom Bergeron for the Spring 2010 season of “Dancing with the Stars” on “Good Morning America at the Oscars” the day after the 82nd Academy Awards ® ceremony, MONDAY, MARCH 8 (7:00-9:00 a.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Television personality and new co-host of “Dancing with the Stars” Brooke Burke won the hearts and votes of America when she became the Season Seven winner of “Dancing with the Stars” with her dance partner, Derek Hough. Most recently Brooke has been working as the new host of TV Land’s hit reality competition series, “She’s Got the Look.” The busy mother of four can also be seen as the new “Mommy Correspondent” on the nationally syndicated hit daytime talk show, “The Doctors.” Brooke serves as a liaison between mothers everywhere and the esteemed panel of doctors. Recognized worldwide as host of the hit travel series “Wild On!,” Brooke has since hosted several high profile network series, including “Rock Star: INXS” and “Rock Star: Supernova.” On the acting front, she has guest starred on such television series as “Las Vegas,” “Less than Perfect,” “Eve,” “It’s All Relative,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Monk,” “Rock Me Baby” and “That’s Life.” Brooke is a mother of four and recently launched her own baby store, BabooshBaby.com, a site where she shares her secrets (and some products she used) to get back in shape after giving birth. She has graced numerous magazine covers, has top-selling swimsuit calendars and is regularly ranked in men’s magazines as one of the sexiest women in the world today. With over 1.7 million Twitter followers and growing daily, Brooke has quickly made a name for herself as a trusted resource in the world of motherhood and the social media network. She recently became CEO of ModernMom.com, an online community for the woman behind the mom. As a pro blogger, Brooke offers an in-depth look into her personal life, which can be experienced in her daily blog at http://www.ModernMom.com. Although she is juggling a hectic schedule and a family of six, Brooke is embracing many opportunities with grace and the ability to dance through the chaos.
An all-new cast of eleven celebrities will showcase their fancy footwork for the first time on the premiere of “Dancing with the Stars,” MONDAY, MARCH 22 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), with no eliminations in the first week of the competition. In week two, all of the couples will return to perform once again in a two-hour show, MONDAY, MARCH 29 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET). The couple with the lowest combined judges’ scores and public votes for both performances will be sent home on TUESDAY, MARCH 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) in the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars the Results Show.” As previously announced, “Macy’s Stars of Dance,” which features some of the most renowned dancers and choreographers of our time, will be back on “Dancing with the Stars the
Results Show.” One of the “Macy’s Stars of Dance” performances will be the hugely popular “Design-a-Dance,” where fans have the chance to select their favorite celebrity dancers, dance styles and wardrobe at www.abc.com.
Viewers may cast their votes for their favorite teams via phone on Monday night during and up to 30 minutes after the “Dancing with the Stars” performance shows. AT&T customers may also text message their votes by texting the word “VOTE” and entering the number that corresponds to the team they want to support (message and data rates may apply). Viewers may also vote online at www.abc.com starting from the opening of each episode on the East Coast and until 12:00 Noon, ET the following day.
“Dancing with the Stars” is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, “Strictly Come Dancing.” This version is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Conrad Green serves as executive producer and Rob Wade is co-executive producer. Alex Rudzinski directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
About BBC Worldwide Productions:
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the U.S., BBC Worldwide Productions, one of BBC Worldwide’s seven core businesses, is based in Los Angeles and New York. It is responsible for the smash hit “Dancing with the Stars” and develops scripted and non-scripted projects for U.S. cable and broadcast networks.