Dancing with the Stars is planning to be one of many first reside exhibits to return to TV this fall, however it’ll look very completely different: hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews won’t be returning. Why did they depart DWTS? We’re nonetheless not solely certain.
Judging by Bergeron’s public response, the choice for him and Andrews to go away was not a mutual one. “Simply knowledgeable @DancingABC will likely be persevering with with out me. It has been an unimaginable 15 yr run and essentially the most surprising reward of my profession. I am grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That mentioned, now what am I speculated to do with all of those glitter masks?” he tweeted on Jul. 13. Andrews, in the meantime, tweeted a quick farewell assertion that made no point out of the circumstances of her departure. “Thanks ABC and your entire Dancing with the Stars household for six memorable seasons. These years would not have been as particular with out my loving host Tom Bergeron, the proficient dancers and witty judges. I’ll all the time cherish my days on the set, even when I wasn’t the most effective at strolling in heels.”
In a press release to USA At the moment, ABC and manufacturing firm BBC Studios known as the firing of Bergeron and Andrews a part of a “inventive new course” for the present. “Tom Bergeron will perpetually be a part of the Dancing with the Stars household,” the assertion added. “He departs the present with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and appeal that helped make this present a hit. Erin may even not be returning, and we recognize all that she delivered to the ballroom.” Later that week, Tyra Banks was introduced as the brand new host (she may even be taking over govt producer duties).
So, what was really behind this internet hosting shake-up? We in all probability will not know for some time, if in any respect – the one individuals who would know aren’t revealing something proper now. Bergeron has been the face of DWTS for the reason that very starting, at the same time as he is had a few co-hosts over time. Nevertheless, he is had public disagreements with the manufacturing firm, significantly over the controversial casting of former Trump aide Sean Spicer within the 2019 cycle. “My hope [was] that DWTS, in its return following an unprecedented year-long hiatus, can be a joyful respite from our exhausting political local weather and freed from inevitably divisive bookings from ANY occasion affiliations,” he tweeted in Aug. 2019. “I left that lunch [with producers] satisfied we have been in settlement. Subsequently (and relatively clearly), a choice was made to, as we frequently say in Hollywood, ‘go in a special course.'” It isn’t clear if Bergeron’s conflict with producers was a part of a sequence of occasions resulting in his firing, or if the 2 are unrelated, however both approach, it’s going to undoubtedly be unusual to tune in with out him and Andrews when DWTS returns on Sept. 14!
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