Samantha Harris Leaving “Dancing With The Stars”

Say so long to Sam!

Dancing With the Stars’ Samantha Harris has decided she will not return as co-host and backstage correspondent when the ABC reality dance show kicks off its 10th season March 22. Harris, who has co-hosted the program with Tom Bergeron for the past nine seasons, says she’s bidding bye-bye to the ballroom to devote herself to her correspondent duties at The Insider and Entertainment Tonight full-time.

“[DWTS] could not have been more of a dream job,” Samantha told PEOPLE this afternoon. “I loved every single second of it and I’ve made lifelong friends at the show. I interned at Entertainment Tonight 15 years ago, the summer after my sophomore year at Northwestern and I dreamed of working in the same space as hosts Mary Hart and Mark Steines and now I’m living that dream,” the former journalist major explained.