ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews desperately wants to know who she has to nail to get onto ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. And apparently, host Tom Bergeron is not that guy. From Sporting Bblog (the extra B stands for BYOBB):
“Using my vast influence with the show, she’s got about a 30 percent chance,” said Bergeron, who added that Andrews’s dancing history wouldn’t be a problem as long as she’s never done ballroom. “I know she’d be competitive. Look at her. Look at that ferocious, competitive face. She can actually be borderline violent.” (He was joking.)
“[I] think I need to represent,” Andrews told me. “I love Kenny Mayne very much, he’s a friend of mine, but I need to help ESPN’s name on Dancing With the Stars. He did nothing for us on that show.”
The show always seems to take one sports-related personality, whether it’s former NFLer Warren Sapp or Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, who won the show last year with…uh, that one guy. And really, Erin’s presence could really boost the show’s sexually frustrated 20-something white guy demo. Somebody please make this happen, because we’ve run out of ways to objectify her as a reporter. But as a dancer? That’s like shooting fish in a bucket.