Tom Bergeron parted methods with ABC in 2019 after 14 years because the host of “Dancing With the Stars.” He was changed by model Tyra Banks, who has been on the job since season 29.
“In all candor, the show that I left was not the show that I liked. So, the tip of the season that turned out to be my final season, I form of knew,” Bergeron stated on the “Bob Saget’s Here for You” podcast in September 2021. “I wasn’t shocked that, that was my final season. So there was no blue interval. Actually, I feel Erin and I had extra enjoyable getting fired than anybody,” he added.
About a yr prior, Bergeron released a candid statement on Twitter through which he defined that he had introduced forth some concepts for the show — the principle one level that he made was that he did not need to deliver politics into the ballroom. The very subsequent season, nevertheless, Sean Spicer was cast. After the season wrapped, Bergeron came upon he had been fired.
When it was introduced that the show could be transferring from ABC to Disney+ for seasons 31 and 32, a number of longtime followers hoped that there was an opportunity that Bergeron would return because the host, however the resolution to maintain Banks was in the end made. Additionally, the show introduced in former DWTS champ Alfonso Ribeiro, primarily confirming that there wasn’t a spot for Bergeron.
But may that change? In a brand new interview with Cheryl Burke, Bergeron recommended that he’d presumably give some consideration to returning as host if a suggestion was in entrance of him.
Here’s what you’ll want to know:
Bergeron Talked With Burke About a Theoretical Season 32 Return
Anytime that Bergeron has been requested if he’d ever return to the show, he has made it fairly clear that he has no intentions of ever doing so — particularly after how issues went down for him. This is simply one of many causes that Bergeron has been very straight ahead about the place he stands with DWTS.
“My ballroom internet hosting days are executed however I can assure the show will probably be higher with Conrad Green again as showrunner,” he tweeted in July 2022.
And, in December 2020, he had an analogous response throughout an interview. “When folks say, ‘I’m not gonna watch till you are again,’ I say, ‘Well, there’s actually no ’till’ right here.’ This practice has left the station,'” he informed TV Insider.
However, it appears as if he might have a DWTS return at the back of his thoughts. On the September 6, 2022, episode of the “Burke within the Game” podcast, Bergeron revealed that he may return.
“What will it take so that you can come again?” Burke requested, bluntly.
“Well, there are different folks there,” Bergeron stated with amusing. “I admire your query, however there are different folks in these jobs proper now,” he added.
Burke pressed, “possibly for season… how about for season 32? Maybe?”
“Let’s simply say we’ll cross that bridge ought to it’s in entrance of us,” Bergeron responded, seemingly leaving the door open.
Bergeron Said He’s Enjoying the Downtime
Bergeron does not appear to be he is any form of rush to get again to work on a full-time foundation; although he isn’t retired, he is having fun with having some further down time at this level in his life.
“I form of like this… you must keep in mind, I’m very old. And I’ve been doing this for a very long time. This is my fiftieth yr in broadcasting. Cuz I began once I was 17,” Bergeron stated. “Now, I’m at a degree that I can choose and select sometimes to do some stuff, and I’m form of loving it. I actually am,” he added.
If Bergeron did discover a strategy to return to DWTS, it will probably be as a consequence of his long-standing relationship with showrunner Conrad Green.
“I used to be having lunch with Cheryl Burke and Cheryl was the one which informed me that Conrad was speaking to [the executives], so we despatched him a video from the restaurant and I stated, ‘You son of a b****, you would be the one individual that will make me even take into consideration [coming back],'” Bergeron stated on the June 16, 2022, episode of the “Game Changers” podcast.