updated 09/12/2011 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/12/2011 AT 9:15 AM ET
Erin Andrews danced her way to the finals in the 10th season of Dancing with the Stars, and now the sportscaster has some advice for the new cast.
“Just really enjoy it and take it all in,” Andrews, 33, told PEOPLE over the phone recently. “There’s a day that you’re going to practice and your body hurts and you’re so tired you can’t even think about performing another dance, but when it’s over, you miss it a lot.”
While it’s no surprise the ESPN reporter is rooting for former partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, there’s one newcomer she’s hoping will take home the mirror-ball trophy.