While covering the National Spelling Bee last May, ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews was asked about someday appearing on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.”
“I want to do it, because I think I’d be good at it,” she told The Sporting News. “I would love it love it love it. I want to be like, ‘Who do I call? Let’s do this.’ I want to do it very badly. I love the show.”
Her dream came true this week with the announcement that she would be a competitor on the spring season of ABC’s hit show.
The Sporting News article also revealed that Andrews has her own stylist, Paige Geran, who has also dressed Britney Spears, Wayne Brady, the Spice Girls, and American Idols on-tour, among many others. Before games, Andrews’ outfits arrive at her hotel, and she trusts that “they’ll be appropriate” to the sporting event in question.
Andrews is “a huge Britney fan,” and “not afraid to admit it.” She listens to Spears’ music while getting ready for broadcasts.
Andrews’ sister, Kendra, is a former Florida State Seminole dancer, who has appeared in a Cheri Dennis video and recently landed a prominent role in the dance movie “Step Up 3-D,” due out later this year. Kendra flew to New York for the audition on one of Erin’s frequent flier freebie flights. Waiting to hear if her sister got the part, Erin said, “was worse than waiting for a guy to call.”