The actuality point out’s longtime host tweeted Monday that he’s been dropped as host. “Valid told @DancingABC will doubtless be continuing with out me. It be been an abundant 15 year inch and primarily the most surprising gift of my profession. I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to construct with all of these glitter masks?”
ABC no longer handiest confirmed his departure nonetheless said Bergeron’s co-host Erin Andrews is leaving, too.
“Tom Bergeron will with out a close in sight be phase of the Dancing with the Stars family,” in accordance to a joint assertion from ABC and BBC Studios. “As we embark on a original ingenious direction, he departs the point out with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped form this point out a success. Erin will additionally no longer be returning, and we care for all that she introduced to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she at the starting up competed as a contestant assist in 2010, and her signature humorousness has turn loyal into a trademark of the point out.”
ABC is inspiring ahead with a twenty ninth season this descend on Mondays. Essentially, it change into revealed on The Bachelor: The Ultimate Seasons — Ever! particular recently that Kaitlyn Bristowe would be on the original season. “I’m shaking! Oh my gosh!” squealed Bristowe. “Chris, I pick up esteem I will thunder!”
But why construct one other season with out Bergeron? One source shut to the point out told EW, “The purpose out wants a punch within the arm.”
Bergeron has been a fixture on the competitors point out because it launched June 1, 2005. He went through quite lots of co-hosts — Lisa Canning, Brooke Burke tried and Andrews, who joined in 2014 — nonetheless he, esteem judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Len Goodman, change into a mainstay within the ballroom.
Recently, Bergeron unfold his wings and participated in a competing actuality point out on Fox. Don’t take note? He change into the Taco on The Masked Singer!
Historical DWTS EP Izzie Comprise Ashcroft recruited him to be part of the point out in its 1/three season. “She saw on my Instagram moderately of video of a tune I did for a Mister Rogers tribute album. She known as me and said, ‘This will be daft, nonetheless would you be attracted to doing The Masked Singer?’ And I believed, why the hell no longer?”
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