DWTS: Tom Bergeron reveals the REAL reason he was fired from show
Tom Bergeron who hosted 'Dancing With The Stars' since its 2005 debut said he saw it (the firing) coming and wasn't surprised
Ever since 'Dancing With The Stars' beloved host Tom Bergeron left the show things have just not been the same as before. 'DWTS' stands as one of ABC's most beloved reality dance series with a runtime spanning years. One of the most loved and enjoyed aspects was that of Bergeron's hosting skills which were on point, fun and very natural.
Fans of 'DWTS' were sadly in for a rude shock when Tom did not return after its 28th Season in 2019. Many were left baffled by the sudden exit of the host that also saw fellow host Erin Andrews also leave. Everyone was left to wonder what the actual reason for the discontinuation was as rumors swirled around. Now, Tom Bergeron has finally opened up about the true reason for his exit from 'DWTS' and we can't help but feel his loss again.
The REAL reason Tom Bergeron was fired from 'DWTS'
Tom Bergeron finally broke his silence to confirm the reason why he was fired from 'Dancing With The Stars'. The TV personality who hosted the show since its 2005 debut said he saw it coming and wasn't surprised. Being brutally honest on Bob Saget's podcast he said, "In all candor, the show that I left was not the show that I loved. So, at the end of the season that turned out to be my last season (2019), I kind of knew. So I took everything out of my dressing room that I really wanted ... It was kind of obvious that we were kind of butting heads."
Coming to the reason why he was butting heads with the producers he implied it was due to his 2019 public criticism of ex-White House press secretary Sean Spicer being cast on the reality dance competition. Bergeron further said, "I didn't think a political person was an appropriate booking for the show". Explaining the difference of opinion on casting 'political people', the former ABC show host said he and co-host Erin Andrews put on a smile for audiences even when they knew what was coming, further adding they had a lot of fun being fired. As it wasn't out of the blue Tom said he wasn't sad and had made peace with it way before the actual decision came.
Fans still miss Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews
Fans too have expressed their disappointment with Tyra Banks as the host multiple times. Viewers have quite visibly also lost interest in 'DWTS' due to Bergerton's exit. Finding the model's hosting skills poor with her trying to hog the attention with her ridiculous wardrobe changes, fans have taken to making fun of her online ever since the season premiere. Here are some of the sentiments shared by 'Dancing With The Stars' loyal watchers.
A fan said, "Remember when @Tom_Bergeron hosted #DWTS and it was about the stars dancing and not the wardrobe changes? Man those were the days….". Another said, " I've loved me some Tyra since I was a young girl. Sister friend in my head. However I would love for her to give Tom Bergeron his gig back. Her as host just not it. #DWTS". A viewer commented, " I miss Tom Bergeron. #DWTS is all about Tyra now. Those awkward post scores Tyra questions are painful to watch. Even Len has lost his edge with those “participation trophy” comments. I still enjoy the actual dancing but the show sure isn’t what it used to be."
A fan said, "Bring back Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. #DWTS". Another viewer said, "#DWTS I am not watching the show again because I just can’t handle the host. If Tom Bergeron returns, I will go back to watching it. Until then no DWTS for me'. Another fan said, "For the love of Britney Spears, please remove Tyra from #DWTS . She is a host. The show is not about her. Please bring @Tom_Bergeron back. @DancingABC".
I've loved me some Tyra since I was a young girl. Sister friend in my head. However I would love for her to give Tom Bergeron his gig back. Her as host just not it. #DWTS— Linda (@mzcaramelbunni) October 12, 2021
I miss Tom Bergeron. #DWTS is all about Tyra now. Those awkward post scores Tyra questions are painful to watch. Even Len has lost his edge with those “participation trophy” comments. I still enjoy the actual dancing but the show sure isn’t what it used to be.— Jae (@Spiralgate) October 12, 2021
#DWTS I am not watching the show again because I just can’t handle the host. If Tom Bergeron returns, I will go back to watching it. Until then no DWTS for me.— Yvette Toro (@ytoro2010) October 11, 2021