Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews won’t be returning to ‘Dancing With the Stars’. Here’s how celebrities are reacting
After 15 years, Tom Bergeron will be leaving ‘Dancing With the Stars’
ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” will be returning this year for its 29th season but hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews won’t be returning.
In a tweet Monday night, Bergeron revealed the news saying, “Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It’s been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career,”
Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It's been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I'm grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) July 13, 2020
Bergeron has been with the show since it started in 2005.
In a statement, ABC said that “the show is looking to embark on a new creative direction and host Bergeron departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success.”
Andrews has also been apart of the show for several years. She competed as a contestant in 2010 and then returned to co-host the show in 2014, according to Entertainment Tonight.
“Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she originally competed as a contestant back in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show.” a statement from ABC read.
No replacements have been named yet.
Celebrities and former contestants are reacting to the shocking news by taking to social media to share their appreciation for the hosts.
Tom, you are one of the kindest & most supportive people I’ve met in this industry! I enjoyed every interaction we ever had! You will always be 1 of my host hero’s (I mean ur book gave advice in the beginning) thank you & enjoy this next chapter. It will be great. @Tom_Bergeron https://t.co/kLt9CMOmNS— Karamo (@Karamo) July 13, 2020
Why in heavens name would they do that? You are the foundation of that show and I for one am really sad to read this! @DancingABC is cutting their own throat. RATINGS will suffer! @Tom_Bergeron thank you for the joy and for 15 years of wonderful, wholesome TV YOU WILL BE MISSED!— Ariaa Jaeger (@AriaaJaeger) July 14, 2020