“Dancing With the Stars” skilled dancers and brothers Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Valentin Chmerkovskiy lately weighed in on Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews being fired in the summertime of 2020 forward of season 29 and subsequently being changed by new host Tyra Banks. Here is what the brothers needed to say on the matter.
Maks Chmerkovskiy Said Tom Bergeron Was ‘A Staple of the Show’
In an interview with Pop Culture, the Chmerkovskiy brothers had been requested to weigh in on Banks taking up for Andrews and Bergeron after the 2 former hosts had been slightly abruptly fired in 2020. Maks mentioned that he undoubtedly thinks Bergeron was a staple of the show.
“I’m going to say it,” mentioned Maks. “Is Tom somebody that I believe was a staple of the show? Yes.”
But he added, “[The show] has to maintain evolving and continue to grow, so in that sense, I like Erin and Tom. We converse — Erin and I talk nonetheless and he or she’s very completely satisfied, however this was an excellent second for all of us, for the time that we had been on. It was superior. Already been a plethora of adjustments in personnel, there was a response and after that we saved it shifting. It is what it’s.”
He additionally joked that some folks would possibly say he, Maks, was an irreplaceable a part of the show as nicely.
“Dare I say that I additionally was a staple of the show and, sooner or later, could or could not have been regarded as an irreplaceable component? Yeah,” mentioned Maks cheekily. “I imply, I mentioned it was my show … I truly mentioned it. But right here we’re. The actuality is, season 30 is developing. I have never been on for some time and it did not get any worse in that division. So I believe occasions preserve shifting and we preserve shifting with it.”
“As a fan of the show, as a fan of dance as a profession, as a career, we’re blessed and I’m a fan of the show being on TV and staying on and rising,” added Maks.
Val Thinks Tyra Is ‘A-Plus-Plus’ As a Person
When requested what he thinks about Banks as a bunch, Val Chmerkovskiy mentioned that Banks is a beautiful girl to work with.
“I imply, look, as an individual, she is A-plus-plus. Behind the cameras, she treats everyone with love and respect,” mentioned the dancer, who has confirmed he’s returning for season 30.
But Val added that he thinks Banks did not get a good shake, coming in on a season that was so uncommon.
“I believe additionally we have but to know loads of Tyra as a result of this was additionally a Zoom-type of season. All the conferences had been distant, it was actually COVID protocol’d-out … I believe Tyra did an excellent job, I’m excited to see the job that she does subsequent season after having the chance to have an actual season,” mentioned Val.
He will not be the primary skilled dancer to reward Banks. His spouse and fellow “Dancing With the Stars” professional Jenna Johnson beforehand instructed Hollywood Life that Banks was “such a gem.”
“She is so grateful to be there and you’re feeling it from her vitality each time she’s there and interacting with you,” mentioned Johnson.
Professional dancers Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke, and Britt Stewart have additionally praised Banks as the brand new host.
“Dancing With the Stars” season 30 premieres Monday, September 20 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.