Remember the good ‘ol days when Dancing with the Stars was shown on a regular network and viewers weren’t assaulted by a former supermodel smizing at them in a menacing fashion? Before the dramatic gowns and excessive smoky eye, there was Tom Bergeron hosting the competition program.
Tom was funny. He was a fan favorite. And then Tom was fired. ABC decided to plop Tyra Banks in his place and fans weren’t pleased with the switch. Tyra faced an enormous amount of criticism and no one really knew why she was there. But recently her reign as co-host ended and she’s moving on to other outlets.
Former DWTS pro Julianne Hough is taking over for Tyra and joining Alfonso Ribeiro for hosting duties. It’s fair to say a good amount of people wanted Tom back, but he’s currently enjoying life in the slow lane. He did comment on Tyra’s replacement and shared his thoughts on Julianne’s new gig. Heavy. has the details.
Tom left little questions about his feelings when he shared some photos on Instagram. He posted a pic of himself with Julianne and her brother Derek Hough and a snap of Tom and Alfonso. The caption read, “Glad the show’s in good hands. Their feet ain’t bad, either.”
It seems like all might be right with the world if Tom is good with the current DWTS host lineup. Julianne entered the comment section and wrote, “These feet could never fill your shoes, but I’ll bring my own and hope I do you proud! I absolutely learned from the best! I completely and utterly adore you @tombergeron.”
EVERYBODY loves Tom, and if we can’t have him back, at least he’s not suffering from any bad feelings regarding his old job. Tom also commented on Tyra’s exit and while he was not blatantly shouting “I told you so” in various languages, it was obvious his heart wasn’t broken over the news.
DWTS will return in the fall of 2023 on Disney+. Julianne will handle things in the skybox while Alfonso emcees the show. You’ll only see three judges this year, as Len Goodman’s slot will not be filled after retiring at the end of last season. We will update you on the celebrity cast as soon as announcements are made. Stay tuned.
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