Daryl Somers confirms Dr Chris Brown is the new host of Dancing with the Stars

Logies - Chris Brown and Sonia Kruger

“I am happy to hand the Mirror Ball over to Chris”

Daryl Somers has taken to the Hey Hey It’s Saturday Facebook page to confirm that Dr Chris Brown will be replacing him as host of Dancing With The Stars.

Somers wrote that Network Seven had recently let him know that they had “signed Chris Brown to the network full-time and amongst his commitments he will be hosting DWTS.”

Dr Chris Brown

Dr Chris Brown. Instagram.

“Hi All, Just want to confirm the speculation that I will not be hosting Dancing With The Stars in 2024,” Somers began in the statement.

He continued: “I realise how fortunate I have been to have had such a long and wonderful run with the programme. Over a twenty-year span, starting in 2004, I have completed ten series, the last one being a huge ratings success.

“Off the back of that, I am happy to hand the Mirror Ball over to Chris and wish him all the very best. He should enjoy working with a great team both in front of and behind the camera.”

Daryl Somers and Sonia Kruger

Somers said that while he won’t be on Dancing With The Stars 2024, he has something else in the works.

“While I shall miss the fun of working with my Gold Logie buddy Sonia [Kruger], the quick-witted Todd McKenney and Mark Wilson ‘ON THE END’, I am now unencumbered to pursue the projects I put on hold during Covid and shall have some exciting news on that score early next year.”

Herald Sun broke the story and reported that Brown’s new role was expected to be announced at the Seven’s Upfronts, which are held on Wednesday, October 18th.

It was announced in February that Brown was leaving Network 10 to join rival Network Seven in July. The TV personality had been with 10 for fifteen years but will be returning to Seven where he started his career on Harry’s Practice two decades ago.

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