Kym Johnson to Fill In For Erin Andrews on ‘DWTS\' Week 3 (UPDATE)
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Kym Johnson to Fill In For Erin Andrews on ‘DWTS’ Week 3 (UPDATE)


UPDATE (9/27/2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET):

Kym Johnson is making her big return to Dancing With the Stars — except this time she won’t be dancing.

The retired Aussie pro will fill in for Season 23’s usual host Erin Andrews, who has to miss this week to support her grieving boyfriend (see below).

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DWTS host Tom Bergeron is glad to have Kym, 40, as a co-host for tonight’s Week 3 Results Show after he led yesterday’s episode solo.

“Looking forward to working with @kym_johnson tonight,” the 61-year-old tweeted. "We've been friends since my hair and her spray tan were darker."

Well, Tom’s not wrong.

Original story (9/26/2016 at 10:30 a.m. ET):

When Dancing With the Stars fans turn on their TV this week they may all wonder the exact same thing: “Why isn’t Erin Andrews here?”

Sadly, there’s a heartbreaking answer to that question. The DWTS host has to skip this week’s proceedings after a death in her boyfriend’s family.

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The nephew of Erin’s hockey player beau Jarret Stoll recently died.

A photo posted by Erin Andrews (@erinandrews) on

The 38-year-old’s DWTS co-host Tom Bergeron confirmed his friend’s sad news.

“My pal @ErinAndrews will be absent from @DancingABC this week to support @jarretstoll whose nephew passed away,” the 61-year-old tweeted.

“Sending hugs and condolences.”

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Although Tom will host tonight’s September 26 episode solo, he will have company for Tuesday’s results show... but it’s still a mystery who his partner in crime will be.

“On Tuesday we'll have someone (as yet undetermined) filling in for Erin,” Tom admitted on Twitter, despite the fact the September 27 show is less than 36 hours away.  

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Former fill-in co-hosts Alfonso Ribeiro and Leah Remini have yet to comment on Erin’s loss or the possibility of appearing on Tuesday’s show, but it’s possible one of them will surprise viewers tomorrow.

Stay tuned!

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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