The longtime Emmys operated the dance competition series for 28 seasons.
Tom Bergeron is finally speaking out about his sudden firing as the host of “Dancing With the Stars.”
The media personality co-hosted the dance competition series for 28 seasons with co-host Erin Andrew from 2014 and left the show in July 2020.
on display “Bob Saget’s Here for You” Podcast Bergeron admitted that he felt things were changing behind the scenes of the show and felt he wouldn’t be around for much longer.
“All frankly, the show I left was not the show I loved,” the 66-year-old explained. “So, the end of the season which turned out to be my last season [in 2019], I kind of knew. So I took everything I really wanted out of my dressing room…
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Bergeron said he is not even dwelling on the past.
“It’s too far in the rearview mirror for me. I’m on to other stuff,” he said.
The “America’s Funniest Home Videos” alum also told 65-year-old Saget why he doesn’t like to constantly talk about his exit from the show. He said, “You know what no one needs to hear? A millionaire… It’s so self-absorbed. I mean, look. I’ve had a lot of luck. I mean, I’ve had a decade’s worth. There were two network shows running simultaneously for the better part and a half.”
Back in April, Bergeron told the host Vicki Abelson That his relationship with the producers of the show was changing and not for the better.
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“The show had changed a lot for me in early 2008. We had very candid, sometimes public, differences about new audiences and some executions and happily, I was at a point in my life and career where I didn’t need to just shut up and take it. I decided to go public with some concerns at the time and I think that set the stage for it. I saw it coming,” he confessed. .
One issue Bergeron publicly addressed was his opposition to the casting of former President Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer.
the emcee wrote on twitter In the summer of 2019 that “my hope is that DWTS, in its return after an unprecedented year hiatus, will be a pleasant respite from our exhausting political climate and free from essentially divisive bookings from any party affiliation.”
“In partnership with the network, it is the producers’ prerogative to make whatever decisions they make are in the best long-term interest of the franchise,” Bergeron said. “We can agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call.”