Dancing with the Stars is planning to be one in all the first stay reveals to return to TV this fall, however it may look very completely different: hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews is not going to be returning. Why did they go away 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. “Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It has been an unimaginable 15 yr run and the most sudden reward of my profession. I am grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That stated, now what am I presupposed to do with all of those glitter masks?” he tweeted on Jul. 13. Andrews, in the meantime, tweeted a brief farewell statement that made no point out of the circumstances of her departure. “Thanks ABC and the total 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 gifted dancers and witty judges. I’ll at all times cherish my days on the set, even when I wasn’t the greatest at strolling in heels.”
In a press release to USA In the present day, ABC and manufacturing firm BBC Studios referred to as the firing of Bergeron and Andrews part of a “creative new direction” for the show. “Tom Bergeron will ceaselessly 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 allure that helped make this present a hit. Erin may even not be returning, and we recognize all that she dropped at the ballroom.” Later that week, Tyra Banks was introduced as the new host (she may even be taking up government producer duties).
So, what was really behind this internet hosting shake-up? We most likely will not know for some time, if in any respect — the solely individuals who would know aren’t revealing something proper now. Bergeron has been the face of DWTS since the very starting, at the same time as he is had a few co-hosts over the years. Nevertheless, he is had public disagreements with the manufacturing firm, significantly over the controversial casting of former Trump aide Sean Spicer in 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 moderately clearly), a choice was made to, as we frequently say in Hollywood, ‘go in a unique course.'” It is not clear if Bergeron’s conflict with producers was a part of a sequence of occasions resulting in his firing, or if the two are unrelated, however both approach, it’ll undoubtedly be unusual to tune in with out him and Andrews when DWTS returns on Sept. 14!