Soon after expending practically a quarter of his life as the host of “Dancing With the Stars,” Tom Bergeron, the 65-year-old host of the a single-time ABC ratings juggernaut, has been dropped from the show, he announced on Twitter on Monday night.
“Just educated @DancingABC will be continuing without me,” he wrote. “It’s been an remarkable 15-calendar year operate and the most unpredicted present of my vocation.”
ABC and BBC Studios, the show’s manufacturing company, said in a joint statement that “Dancing With the Stars” would be pursuing “a new innovative direction” and that Mr. Bergeron would not be aspect of it. Erin Andrews, the sporting activities announcer and former contestant on the present, who had co-hosted with Mr. Bergeron due to the fact 2014, was also out, the assertion said.
Ms. Andrews, who announced her departure on Twitter this morning, thanked Mr. Bergeron and the show’s cast for making her six seasons with the show memorable. “I will generally cherish my times on established, even if I was not the greatest at going for walks in heels,” she wrote.
Mr. Bergeron, a funnyman regarded for his wit and charisma, is the only star to have hosted every time of “Dancing With the Stars” considering that its 2005 debut. While the present had at the time been a regular at the top of the scores charts, viewership experienced been flagging in modern seasons. Previous fall’s time finale captivated the show’s smallest-ever audience for a remaining episode.
Past 12 months, Mr. Bergeron publicly aired his problems about the selection to forged political friends on the present.
The remark came soon after the show determined to consist of Sean Spicer, the former White Home push secretary and communications director for President Trump, as a contestant.
Mr. Spicer took the phase for the Season 28 premiere in a garish, highlighter-yellow, ruffled shirt and restricted white trousers. His shimmy to the Spice Girls’s “Spice Up Your Life” alongside Lindsay Arnold, a skilled dancer, was less than technically sound.
He joined a amount of Republican-affiliated contestants who had appeared prior to him, which include Bristol Palin, the daughter of Sarah Palin, the former G.O.P. vice-presidential applicant and Rick Perry, the previous Texas governor who ran for president.
Mr. Bergeron stated he had met with the show’s new govt producer without having results in an work to assure that the exhibit “would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political weather and no cost of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY get together affiliations.”
“We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but it is in the long run their connect with,” he wrote on Twitter previous August.
In advance of his “Dancing With the Stars” tenure, Mr. Bergeron was the facial area of “America’s Funniest House Films,” the viewer-sourced Tv set series that he hosted for 15 seasons. He also hosted the recreation show “Hollywood Squares” from 1998 to 2004.
His departure arrived as an unwelcome shock — Mr. Bergeron told “Access Hollywood” in 2012 that he preferred to host the exhibit “’til they drag me kicking and screaming off the established.” But even amid his shock Monday night, Mr. Bergeron managed to crack one particular ultimate joke.
“Now what am I intended to do with all of these glitter masks?” he tweeted.
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