Wow. Didn't see this coming: Samatha Harris is leaving "Dancing with the Stars."

  People broke this earlier, and I'm just getting to this now because...well just because...

  Statements follow, but here's the question du jour:

  Why not Paula Abdul to replace Sammy?

  I kind of love this idea. She'd play off Bergeron well - he's a very very skillful host, and I think she'd play well off of him too. He's a funny fast-on-his feet guy too, and I do believe he and dear old Paula would have a grand time together. 

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  So let's get this out there right now: Paula Abdul to replace Samantha Harris on "Dancing with the Stars." It SHOULD happen. But will it? 

  (Paula just tweeted..."I'm leaving for the weekend! What does your man want to do this weekend...?)

  Oh brother.

  Why is Sammy going? To make room to Paula?

  Paula is not , I repeat is not, going to be a contestant on "DWTS;" I reported this this Wednesday.

 But why not a  host?

 The statements:

 "Samantha has been a brilliant part of [DWTS] and we wish her the best of luck on The Insider,” Dancing executive producer Conrad Green says, noting that he has begun the search to fill Harris’s slot. “She’s done an incredible job. Some of the most memorable moments on the show have been facilitated by Samantha. I think we’ll all walk away with enormous happy memories of working with one another.”

 Tom Bergeron: “I’m going to miss Samantha. We had a nice rapport off-camera and on,” he tells PEOPLE. “I could see that her workload was picking up on The Insider. As somebody who’s been known to juggle a few jobs myself, I know that that can pull you in eight different directions.”
 

Sammy:  “[DWTS] could not have been more of a dream job,” she says. “I loved every
single second of it and I’ve made lifelong friends at the show.”

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  Now, why is she leaving? People doesn't seem to get around to answering that rather critical question.

  I can't imagine why. I've always liked her - although I understand there are various opinions on this matter. ein