'Dancing With The Stars' Co-host Erin Andrews Admitted To Being Nervous Before Debut

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Erin Andrews, who was once a contestant on the show, is having to readjust to her new role as the 'Dancing With The Stars' co-host, alongside Tom Bergeron.

The 35 year-old made her debut this past Monday (March 17th) for the premiere of season 18, after replacing Brooke Burke-Charvet on the ABC hit show.

Although many thought Andrews performed well for her first time, the former Fox Sports broadcaster admitted to being very nervous before the show began.

"It's crazy because it feels kind of like family and I'm back, you know, to where I kind of grew up." Andrews told People Magazine backstage, once the show had finished.

"It's all brand-new because I'm the one asking the questions and going over the judges critiquing them, so it's like familiar and not familiar...I'm nervous even when I do sports," she added. "When I get ready to do a football game, I'm quivering a little bit. My mouth got really dry, perspiration was a factor tonight."

"I've just got to learn to put the old shoulders back because it's a little different when you're in a dress versus in a blazer on the field," Erin continued.

MORE: Brooke Burke-Charvet gets axed by ABC

After the show Erin took to Twitter to thank everyone for their support on a successful start to her new career.

"Wonderful to be back in the @DancingABC ballroom," she tweeted. "Thanks for all the support...proud of all our dancers tonight..a great show!!"

Andrews featured as a contestant on season 10 of 'DWTS' in 2010 and danced with pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy, one perk of her new job she can now keep in better touch with Maksim.

MORE: Same old 'DWTS' on season 18 opener

"I keep in contact with Maks," Andrews said. "I've been in touch with him for the past four years since I've done the show. My mom and dad love him very much . We're very close. Maks is like part of our family, so it was great to see him."

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Andrews got nervous before making her 'DWTS' co-hosting debut


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