She says she's optimistic that Tom Bergeron will prevail as the top reality show host

By Brian Orloff
Updated September 03, 2008 03:10 PM
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She may have been overlooked when it came to this year’s Primetime Emmy nominees, but Dancing With the Stars co-host Samantha Harris is not bitter about the snub. She’s rooting for her colleague.

“I think [co-host] Tom [Bergeron] should win because he’s been in the game a lot longer,” Harris told radio deejay Sean Valentine during an interview Monday on his MY FM radio show.

Of course, Bergeron faces tough competition in his category, top host for a reality-competition show. Also nominated: American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest, who is also a colleague of Harris’s from her work on E! News.

“I’ve got two guys throwing [the snub] in my face because I work with Tom and Seacrest,” she said, joking. “Come on!”

The hosting category is a new addition to this year’s Emmy awards.

Dancing with the Stars, nominated in several technical categories, is also a contender for outstanding reality-competition program. While Harris would love to claim that award, she says she thinks The Amazing Race poses stiff competition. “The story lines are so well developed,” she says of the show.

“I’m sure The Amazing Race will take it for, what, the 7th year in a row [or] 8th year.” Still, she cautions: “Dancing‘s time is coming!”