Samantha Harris claims her decision to leave Dancing with the Stars might not be long-term.

"Who knows what the future is for [me and] Dancing With the Stars," she told TV Guide Magazine in a Tuesday report. "But for Season 10 I wanted to focus on The Insider."

Harris announced in January that she wouldn't be returning for Dancing with the Stars' tenth season to instead focus more on her work at Entertainment Tonight Weekend and The Insider.

Earlier this week, ABC announced Brooke Burke -- who won Dancing with the Stars' Fall 2008 seventh season -- as her replacement to co-host alongside Tom Bergeron.

"I'll be watching every episode and cheering them on," Harris told TV Guide.

Dancing with the Stars' tenth season will premiere Monday, March 22 at 8PM ET/PT.

The celebrity cast features former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson, NFL star Chad Ochocinco, All My Children actor Aiden Turner, ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, former Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty, former astronaut and moon walker Buzz Aldrin, comedian and The Insider panelist Niecy Nash, Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger, Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek, former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star Kate Gosselin, and The Bachelor: On the Wings of Love star Jake Pavelka.

"The obvious standouts are Evan Lysacek and Nicole Scherzinger. I'm sure [Scherzinger's partner Derek Hough] would like to rival his sister and best friend for two trophies," Harris told TV Guide, referring to two-time professional champs Julianne Hough and Mark Ballas.

Despite acknowledging the front runners, Harris said she's excited about some potential late bloomers.

"That's what I look forward to seeing -- who comes out of the woodwork," she told TV Guide.

While Harris added it will be "very hard" to watch Dancing with the Stars "from a viewer perspective," she claims she'll still have some inside information.

"I email a lot with the dancers, the producers," she told TV Guide. "I get to hear all the gossip from Niecy Nash."
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