Tom Bergeron Talks ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Firing

Former “Dancing With the Stars” host Tom Bergeron has opened up about being fired from the dancing competitors sequence. On an episode of comic and actor Bob Saget’s podcast, the TV host stated that he did not actually mourn the lack of “Dancing With the Stars” the best way one would possibly count on as a result of it wasn’t the show he as soon as liked.

Bergeron Knew His Firing Was Coming

On Saget’s podcast — Bergeron and Saget grew to become mates after they filmed a particular episode of “America’s Home Videos” collectively, a show which they each hosted — Bergeron stated the writing was on the wall and the show was not the identical show he fell in love with.

“In all candor, the show that I left was not the show that I liked,” stated Bergeron. “So on the finish of the season that turned out to be my final season, I sort of knew. I took every part out of my dressing room that I actually wished as a result of I simply felt prefer it was sort of apparent that we had been sort of butting heads and it wasn’t a pleasing [time].”

There was no “blue interval” of mourning the show, Bergeron added, as a result of he and co-host Erin Andrews “had extra enjoyable being fired than nearly anyone.”

“When I came upon who they changed me with and that that particular person had the identical initials as me, my tweet was, ‘Well, I assume I’m not getting again my monogrammed towels,'” added Bergeron.

But Bergeron Said The Majority of His Time There Was Great

On the podcast, Bergeron reiterated that he and the highest personnel butted heads over a sure casting alternative in season 28 and Bergeron felt “misled” after being reassured the show would keep apolitical.

“I used to be actually fairly caught abruptly and brought aback and felt a bit misled and ready a press release that I launched that didn’t specify an individual or a celebration — as a result of that was by no means the problem with me — whether or not it was any individual that I voted for or did not, I did not suppose a political particular person was an acceptable reserving for the show,” stated Bergeron, including, “I do not suppose that sat nicely with the producer or the community.”

But he appears again at his time on the show with “nice fondness.”

“The backside line for me is the nice majority of the time that I used to be there,” stated Bergeron, including that he hopes viewers will nonetheless help his many mates who’re nonetheless part of the show.

“I look again on the time I spent there with actually nice fondness for the overwhelming majority of it and in addition there are individuals there on the show performing that I nonetheless care about and I would like them to have lengthy careers, so I would like individuals to nonetheless watch it and help them,” stated Bergeron. “Understand that, certain, it is completely different, however there are nonetheless very, very proficient people who find themselves gonna be in your screens.”

As for what’s subsequent for Bergeron, he filmed a pilot for a reboot of the basic TV sport show “Tic-Tac-Dough” over the summer time and is ready to listen to if it has been ordered to sequence at NBC. He additionally starred within the net comedy sequence “Down the Middle.”

“Dancing With the Stars” season 30 airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific occasions on ABC.


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