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Erin Andrews is hoping to take inspiration from Brooke Burke-Charvet when she co-hosts Season 18 of "Dancing with the Stars.
"Like I said to Brooke, 'If I can be half of what you are to these contestants , I'll be happy,' because every single one of these dancers that have been around her said she's just the kindest person and I just hope to be like that," Erin told Access Hollywood's Shaun Robinson at the Season 18 cast announcement on Tuesday.
Erin was a competitor during the show's tenth season and she takes over co-hosting duties when the new season kicks off on March 17 on ABC. And because her former partner is back this season - Maksim Chmerkovskiy (he's paired with Olympian Meryl Davis) - she may be a little bit biased.
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Asked if she's rooting for Maks, Erin said she was.
"Always, always, but I'm not gonna lie to you - massive crush over here on miss leather pants, NeNe Leakes. ... Wouldn't you? Die for her. Die for her.... I've seen her party buses. Let's go!" Erin said.
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