She’s back! Erin Andrews will return to the dance floor during Week 8 of “Dancing With the Stars” after Tom Bergeron’s partner-in-crime took a two-week hiatus from the hit ABC series. Andrews temporarily handed over her Season 21 co-hosting duties to “King of Queens” star Leah Remini while the sports journalist covered the World Series as Fox’s MLB reporter.
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) October 27, 2015
But now the baseball season is officially over -- and the Kansas City Royals have been crowed the 2015 victors over the New York Mets -- Andrews is headed back to the ballroom for some Foxtrotting fun.
“I’m off to the ballroom,” Andrews tweeted on Monday, along with a photo of her Los Angeles-bound plane. “See u in a few hours with heels and spanx on!!” The co-host added that Week 8 would pay a special tribute to the winners of the World Series.
Hey World Series champs...your Royals get some love on @DancingABC tonight! It's a very nice moment...see u at 8 pm est!!
— Erin Andrews (@ErinAndrews) November 2, 2015
When Andrews returns, the remaining seven couples will perform routines that honor the most influential figures in the competing celebrities’ lives. The contestant who receives the highest score from the judges will earn immunity from next week’s elimination. But unfortunately for one unlucky couple, someone will be given the ballroom boot when the remaining six are forced to compete in a head-to-head dance-off.
The nail-biting competition will be critiqued not only by the judges, but also America as viewers vote in-real time (a first for the long-running series) on which couple they think did the best. According to ABC, the couple who earns the highest combined score will have an extra two points added to their overall points while one dancing duo will be asked to sashay off the dance floor.
Who do you think will be the sixth couple eliminated from “Dancing With the Stars”? Sound off in the comments section below with your predictions and don’t forget to tune in to Week 8 of the Season 21 competition on Monday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.