Tom Bergeron Reflects On Being ‘Fired’ From DWTS After 28 Seasons

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Tom Bergeron is reflecting on his time on Dancing with the Stars and admitted that he wasn’t surprised that he was let go!

The former DWTS host recently appeared on Bob Saget’s Here for You podcast where he recalled being let go from the ABC show last year. He and his co-host Erin Andrews were replaced by Tyra Banks ahead of season 29.

“In all candor, the show that I left was not the show that I loved,” Bergeron told Bob Saget. “So at the end of the season that turned out to be my last season, I kind of knew. I took everything out of my dressing room that I really wanted. … It was kind of obvious that we were kind of butting heads [behind-the-scenes]. It wasn’t a pleasant [experience].”

“I wasn’t surprised that that was my last season, so there was no blue period,” he added. “Actually, I think Erin and I had more fun being fired than virtually anybody.”

Bergeron explained that for the most part he did have a positive experience working on the show, but in recent years there were changes in personnel that he didn’t “see eye-to-eye” with. “They’re entitled to do the show the way they think is best. And so I look back at the time I spent there with really great fondness for the vast majority of it,” he told Saget.

“And also there are people there on the show performing that I still care about, and I want them to have long careers. I want people to still watch it and support them and understand that sure, it’s different. But, you know, there’s still very talented people who were going to be on on your screens.”

Dancing with the Stars airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Olivia Di Pede

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