Model, television personality and former "DWTS" champ Brooke Burke will be Tom Bergeron's new co-host on "Dancing with the Stars."
"She'll be able to talk to the couples backstage with the perspective of having been there herself," said Bergeron in his announcement this morning. Burke, 38, and dancing partner Derek Hough were season seven champs.
"Dancing with the Stars" Season 7 champ Brooke Burke says she is happy about the engagement of her former competitors, Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Burke confesses to People magazine, "You could see the chemistry. I'm really happy for them and I hope it works out."
Katrina and Maksim knew each other before they became professional dancers on the dance competition show. Brooke says, "Culturally they have a lot of similarities and a really passionate, steamy love affair going on."
"When those two danced together it was like fire," she said, "It was amazing."
Chmerkovskiy proposed to Smirnoff on New Year's Eve in Las Vegas. The couple are currently traveling for the "Dancing with the Stars: The Tour," which wraps February 8 in Philadelphia.
"Dancing with the Stars" champ Brooke Burke and host Tom Bergeron arrived together for the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. "DWTS" also took home the award for Favorite Competition/Reality Show. Check out the gallery to see who else was at the awards show!
Smokin' hot Brooke Burke makes being a mother of four look like a piece of cake! The "Dancing with the Stars" season 7 champ was spotted yesterday with fiancé David Charvet and her kiddies at The Grove in L.A.
Brooke has two daughters, Neriah and Sierra Sky, from a former marriage. David and Brooke also have two children together -- daughter Heaven Rain and son Shaya Braven.
"Dancing with the Stars" season 7 is a wrap -- and the L.A. rainstorms did not stop the stars from celebrating!
Winner Brooke Burke didn't get to enjoy the festivities; she immediately hopped on a plane with Derek Hough for the Big Apple for various TV appearances. But Brooke's fiancé David Charvet celebrated for the both of them.
Former contestant Cloris Leachman also let loose at the after party. Afterward, it was so wet outside, she had to be carried to her cab!
The party continued this morning on "Good Morning America" when the finalists showed their championship hip-shaking.
The new season of "Dancing with the Stars" premieres in March!
TV personality and model Brooke Burke was crowned season 7 champ last night on "Dancing with the Stars." The 37-year-old mother of four was announced the winner after the judges scores were combined with viewer votes.
Professional partner and first time winner Derek Hough was in shock, saying, "I actually can't believe it! I really can't, I honestly can't. The journey's been so long. It's been tough. It's been wonderful. It's been everything I could ever hope for. Wow. I can't believe we actually did it, girl!"
Burke came in first place eight out of ten times, receiving a 10 from the judges 16 times this season. She was able to maintain an eight point lead over Super Bowl champ Warren Sapp. The former football star took second place with professional partner Kym Johnson. *N Sync's Lance Bass landed in the third spot with partner Lacey Schwimmer.
Previous season 7 competitors included actor Cody Linley, Olympic sprinter Maurice Green, soap star Susan Lucci, Oscar-winner Cloris Leachman, chef Rocco DiSpirito, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, actor Ten McGinley, comedian Jeffrey Ross, volleyball star Misty May-Treanor and singer Toni Braxton.
Some of the contestants will hop on a tour bus for a 38-city "Dancing with the Stars" tour. The show kicks off December 17 in San Diego.