But Andrews has now spoken out in depth about the new position, at first giving props to the woman she's replacing.
"I know that I have huge shoes to fill. I'm a fan of Brooke," Andrews tells People. "She was very wonderful toward me in my season. She was so caring and so fantastic. I can only hope I can emulate somebody like that and use her for guidance."
Like with her gig as a Fox Sports reporter, Andrews said she can only "be myself" when on screen and pointed to Cay Deeley as a fashion role model.
"She brings a hipness. She brings a funkiness," says Andrews. "And I also respect that there is a sort of traditional sense when it comes to the ballroom. I hope to bring a Cat Deeley kind of vibe and also respect all of the traditions of the ballroom."
The blonde bombshell finished third on Season 10 along with partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and says she should be able to relate to what contestants go through on a weekly basis.
"Dancing has always been a family. I call it the Dancing with the Stars mafia. Once you're in that mafia, you're always in. It's always so much of your life. I'm just excited to be coming home."
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