melisssa-rycroft-DWTS-co-ho.jpgWho will ABC pick to fill the dancing shoes of exiting “Dancing With the Stars” co-host Samanthta Harris? We won’t have to wait long.

Tom Bergeron will join his new “DWTS” co-host live on “Good Morning America” Monday, Mar. 8. ABC gave us a 2-hour time slot for the pending announcement, saying it could be anywhere between 7 and  9 a.m. ET.

Which, if Monday night’s “Dancing With the Stars” cast announcement during the two-hour “Bachelor” finale is anything to go by, expect it closer to 9 a.m. ABC: they’re like waiting for the cable company.

ABC has reportedly narrowed their replacement options down to former contestants Brooke Burke and Melissa Rycroft and ex-MTV VJ and “ET” correspondent Vanessa Minnillo.

However, there’s been recent speculation that Rycroft (of “The Bachelor” fame) got the gig, since she appeared alongside Bergeron on Monday to announce the show’s new celebrity lineup, and then Tuesday she tweeted, “Lunch with Tye, then heading
to New York 🙂 (I’ll be able to tell why soon, promise!).”

We’ll get our next “DWTS” fix when it returns to ABC with its brand new co-host on Monday, Mar. 22. No eliminations for the first week of competition, but the stars better be on their dancing game by week two when the first couple will get eliminated.

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