Credit: Instagram Photo: Maks and Val Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, Mark Ballas, Karina Smirnoff Celebrate

The Dancing With the Stars cast is one big (occasionally dysfunctional) family, which is why Erin Andrews came back to the show. She loves this crazy crew!

Erin started as one of the celebs, making the Season 10 Finals with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and now she's co-host, alongside Tom Bergeron.

Yahoo TV talked to Erin to get some behind-the-scenes scoop, asking who fools around the most during rehearsals. "I would say Maks or Derek,” Erin said. “Those two are usually very good about being hilarious in practice." She'd definitely know about Maks! It must depend on the season, though. Some celebs take more concentrated effort than others. When Erin competed, Derek Hough had Nicole Scherzinger, who basically showed up as good as Meryl Davis, so there was probably plenty of time to just have fun.

But when asked who has the best DWTS gossip on the show, Erin admitted, "I have no idea. That's what is so hard about being a co-host now. I'm not in the practice studio. That's what I used to call daycare, because everyone was around. But I am not there anymore, so I show up on Sundays and Mondays and I don't know anything. That's why I am asking the questions on live television."

She must miss being in-the-know like that — in a way, the hosts are on the outside, not quite as far out as the judges, but not in the inner circle anymore. She also said she was 15 pounds lighter on Season 10 because she lost so much weight. That's what we'd really miss about competing!  

We get an edited view of things from home, but which pro seems like he or she would be the most fun in rehearsals? Who would you most like to dance with, if you were on the show? Let us know in the comments!

DWTS Season 18 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Source: Yahoo TV