ET’s Denny Directo spoke with Burke backstage after Monday’s show, and she addressed both her exit, and her plans for the future.
“I am so emotional,” Burke said. “I’m gonna miss everybody! This is it’s crazy. It’s like, this has been my family. This is all I know in Los Angeles.”
When asked about the possibility of becoming a full-time Dancing With the Stars judge in the future, Burke shared, “I think the whole world knows at this point that I would definitely love to. But it’s not up to me.”
“What is up to me is my future, and I do know that it is time for me to evolve and see what else there is,” she continued. “Because there is life after Dancing with the Stars, so I’ve heard. I don’t know yet. I’ll let you know.”
Burke admitted that, until things are solidified with her career plans, leaving DWTS means she’s been living “in uncertainty, and it’s really scary.”
That being said, she’s got some irons in the fire, hinting, “There’s talks of me being a part of a very popular TV show, but I can’t say anything. It’s not finalized 100 percent, but that could be happening soon.”