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The Real Reason Tom Bergeron Left Dancing With The Stars

over the years Dancing with the Stars

has become an American television

phenomenon it's essentially the dance

equivalent of American Idol since its

inception in 2005 the dance competition

has showcased celebrities of all stripes

season after season but one constant has

been lovable charismatic host Tom

Bergeron as one of the few consistent

elements of the show it certainly came

as a shock when news broke that Bergeron

would not be returning for the

competition's upcoming season in May

2020 he confirmed that the show would be

returning for season 29 as part of its

fall 2020 lineup that being said it's

unclear if the network had plans to push

out Bergeron as host at the time of the

show's renewal announcement as of the

making of this video the only season 29

contestant who has been announced as

bachelor nation alum Kaitlyn Bristowe

while we're not sure who will be joining

her we do know that Bergeron won't be

around to cheer any of the contestants

on so why the sudden change the

reasoning behind the move is unclear at

the moment but here's what we know you

think that Bergeron would have been

given a heads up about the fact that

season 29 was going to go on without him

but it seemed like he was just as

surprised as everyone else on July 13th

2020 the longtime TV host tweeted the

following to his more than 200,000

followers just informed Dancing with the

Stars will be continuing without me

it's been an incredible 15-year run and

the most unexpected gift of my career

I'm grateful for that and for the

lifelong friendships made that said now

what am I supposed to do with all of

these glitter masks in a joint statement

with BBC Studios ABC stated as we embark

on a new creative direction Bergeron

departs the show with our sincerest

thanks and gratitude for his trademark

wit and charm that helped make this show

a success along with Bergeron Erin

Andrews who has co-hosted alongside

Bergeron since season 18 won't be

returning for season 29 either in a

tweet posted on July 14 2020 Andrew said

I will always cherish my days on that

set even if I wasn't the best at walking

in heels

fans were surely curious to find out who

will fill Bergeron's big shoes and

thankfully they didn't have to wait too

long for an answer on July 15 2020

one day after Bergeron announced via

Twitter that he won't be returning ABC

announced via Twitter that model and

former daytime talk show host Tyra Banks

will be the new host of the dance

competition show the tweet read please

join us in welcoming Tyra Banks as

Dancing with the

host thank you to Tom Bergeron and Erin

Andrews for so many seasons of glitz

glamour and good times

the former America's Next Top Model host

released a statement through ABC and BBC

studio saying I've been a fan of Dancing

with the Stars since its beginning the

fun mixed with raw emotion seeing

celebrities push past their comfort

zones the sizzling dance performances

it's always transported me to my days of

turning it up ten notches on the catwalk

as for Bergeron's next move he's found

other ways to keep busy the charismatic

host is co producing a new upcoming

scripted comedy television series called

down the middle the show is described as

a six-part digital series about a modern

Odd Couple there's Karen who is an

uptight workaholic who lives for the job

and Aurora who is a bohemian trust fund

baby who has never had to punch the

clock the plotline of the series will

include Karen and Aurora working

together to keep Aurora's father's ad

agency alive after his retirement no

release date or online home for the

series appears to have been announced

yet but since Bergeron knows a thing or

two about comedy he did produce

America's Funniest Home Videos between

2006 and 2015 after all and hosted the

show for 14 years this sounds right up

his alley

he may even find something to do with

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