As a veteran sports reporter, Erin Andrews is used to asking the questions that everyone wants to know, and that is exactly what she has been doing as the new co-host on Dancing with the Stars.
“Since I was 21 years old working in sports, especially being a female in the sports world, you better ask the question everybody wants to know,” she explained. “Because if you don’t, you don’t know the game, you don’t know the sport, you don’t know what you’re talking about, and you’re not going to be on the sidelines for very long.”
Andrews recently told ABC News that she feels that she is doing a good job hosting the show, and is having a good time doing it.
“I think I’m doing a good job,” she said. “I’m sitting here right now and I have Michael Strahan on [‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’], who I look up to a lot. The biggest thing I would like to do and what I told the producers, ‘I just want to be really good about being playful.’ I love watching Strahan and how playful he is with his guests and he makes them feel so comfortable.”
She explained that she likes working on DWTS because she can show a more playful side than she could while reporting for ESPN. “In the sports world, I can’t be like that,” she explained. “On Dancing With the Stars, they don’t want me to be so serious. The cool part about doing this show is showing I have a bit of a playful side.”
However, Andrews sometimes puts her foot in her mouth and makes the contestants feel a bit uncomfortable. This past Monday, Andrews questioned dance partners James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd about their relationship in real life.
“It’s not like I’m grilling them,” she said. “Like the James and Peta thing this past week — I didn’t ask them if they were dating, just like, ‘Please say you are!’ My girlfriends want them to date. They are so adorable together!”
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