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.
1. Erin Andrews with a Smile
Erin Andrews has a big smile on her face in this photo and for good reason: she's the new Dancing with the Stars co-host.
4. Erin Andrews in White
Erin Andrews is at a Kentucky Derby party in this photograph. She is absolutely GORGEOUS.
5. Erin Andrews Red Carpet Pic
Erin Andrews shines here on the red carpet. But, really, when is that not the case?
6. Hot Erin Andrews Photo
Erin Andrews is hot. Let's be honest. No need to stalk her like a perv, but he does.
7. Erin Andrews at the ESPYs
Erin Andrews looks as gorgeous as ever at the 2011 ESPY Awards. She's insanely good looking, what can we say?
8. Mauling Maks
Erin Andrews can be forgiven for leaping all over that hunk Maksim. Who wouldn't be tempted, after all.
9. Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Erin Andrews Pic
Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Erin Andrews get sensual on Dancing with the Stars. What a hot couple they make.
10. Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Image
Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy on Dancing with the Stars. More like Dancing with the Pure, Unadulterated HEAT.
11. Erin and Maks Bust It
Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy bust a move on Dancing with the Stars. They are emerging as one of the top pairs this season.
12. Pretty Woman Indeed
At least that's what we think Erin Andrews is going for here. It would make sense. Man those two are a hot couple
13. Erin Andrews, Maksim Chmerkovskiy Picture
Man, Erin Andrews and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are so hot together. What a sexy tandem... talented too!
14. Erin Andrew and Maksim Chmerkovskiy
Erin Andrew and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are partners on Dancing with the Stars. They are both very hot.
15. Erin Andrews GQ Photo
A photo of Erin Andrews from GQ. She looks hot, which is not the slightest bit surprising. It's Erin Andrews, people.
16. Erin Andrews Pic
Erin Andrews looks like this and she covers sports for a living. In other words: she's perfect.
17. Erin Andrews at Teen Choice Awards
Erin Andrews went with pants at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. She's just so incredibly attractive.
"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."
But are YOU excited, fans? Who would you rather see as DWTS host, Erin Andrews or Brooke Burke-Charvet?
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