Tom Bergeron knew ‘DWTS’ firing came after ‘Shock’s

Sheds more light on the situation. That’s more than a year ago Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews was cut off Dance with the stars and while fans were shocked by the decision, Bergeron, 66, was not caught so unexpectedly.

“In all honesty, the show I left was not the show I loved,” he said in an episode of the podcast “Bob Saget’s Here for You” recently. “So the end of the season that turned out to be my last season [in 2019], I kind of knew. So I took everything out of my locker room that I really wanted. … It was a little obvious that we were kind of bump heads. ”

Tom Bergeron: 'DWTS' was 'Not the show I loved' when I was fired

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews ABC / Kelsey McNeal

The comedian further said he was “not surprised” that season 29 was his last, adding: “I think Erin and I had more fun getting fired than anyone else.”

Bergeron’s last paragraph highlighted Sean Spicer, who was press secretary of the White House during Donald Trump‘s administration. His casting was a decision like the previous one America’s funniest home videos host spoke against at the time.

“A few months ago, during a lunch with DWTS‘new Executive Producer, I offered suggestions for season 28. Main among them was my hope that DWTSin his return after an unprecedented year-long break, would be a happy respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ALL party affiliations, “Bergeron tweeted in August 2019.” I left that lunch convinced we agreed. Subsequently (and quite obviously) a decision was made, as we often say in Hollywood, ‘to go in a different direction.’ ”

In September 2020 executive producer Andrew Llinares talked about the choice of replacing the longtime cohosts.

“I think it’s about evolution. I think any show like this that has been on for many, many seasons should continue to evolve, ”he told reporters during a panel at the time. “I think changing hosts was just about evolution, it was about making the show feel fresh and making it feel new [and] in a way make it reach out – perhaps also to a new audience as well as to the audience that has been there for years. ”

At the end of his latest interview, the Massachusetts native added that he did not want to sound like “a whiny millionaire” to listeners.

“It’s so self-absorbed. I mean, look. I had a great fortune, ”Bergeron said on the podcast. “I mean, I had two network shows running at the same time for the better part of a decade and a half.”

Tyra Banks replaced Bergeron and Andrews and hosted season 29. The supermodel, 47, returned to the helm in the current 30th season and aired on ABC on Mondays. 20.00 ET.

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