‘DWTS’ Brooke Burke Gets Emotional Over Shocking Firing

Brooke Burke from her YouTube channel

Long-time Dancing With The Stars fans felt incredibly shocked and hurt when producers fired Brooke Burke. The announcement caught everyone off-guard and happened just before Season 29 premiered. As a result, Tom and Brooke received no formal farewell.

But fans weren’t the only ones who felt betrayed. Now, Brooke Burke is sharing her truth as well.

Brooke Burke Admits She Didn’t See Her Firing Coming

Being let go from a dream job can be one of the most painful professional experiences imaginable. For entertainer Brooke Burke, she was not at all ready to say goodbye to Dancing With The Stars.

But the executive team had other plans.

Brooke Burke on The Tamron Hall Show sourced from YouTube
The Tamron Hall Show/YouTube

The former hostess recently appeared on Getting Grilled with Curtis Stone to talk about her run on the show.

When asked if she “had enough” of the show, Brooke replied, “I probably had enough, but then when you leave something and you think you’ve had enough, you kind of, in hindsight, look back and want a little bit more.”

“As a host, when you’re on a live show, it was a long time and I think I was ready to do other things,” the 52-year-old continued. “But I think it’s shocking when there’s a change in our business, just to humanize it, to be honest, to be vulnerable. I think it was really disappointing. I wasn’t expecting it.”


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Of course, this isn’t the first time Brooke Burke talked about parting ways with the show. She also wrote on her blog:

“The only shocking thing about it, for me, was the way in which it all went down. Finding out that I would not be returning to the ballroom just weeks before the premiere was quite a shake up. I would have appreciated a heads-up and the courtesy of communication, but we are not always privileged to get that in the workplace.”

The Former Hostess Also Won DWTS Season 7

As many Dancing With The Stars fans remember, Brooke Burke actually won her own season. In DWTS Season 7, she competed with Derek Hough to take home the Mirrorball Trophy.

And according to Brooke, she developed romantic feelings for Derek while competing. Although that news was particularly shocking for fans to hear, many still expressed their desire to see her return to the ballroom as a hostess again.

How did you feel when you learned Brooke Burke wouldn’t return to Dancing With The Stars? Do you hope to see them return someday? Add your voice to the conversation and share your thoughts below.

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