Tom Bergeron is preserving issues civil because it involves discussing his Dancing With the Stars ousting. Since its inception, the comic hosted the ABC dance competitors however was unceremoniously minimize in July as producers introduced in a brand new host, Tyra Banks. Bergeron has made it clear it was not his thought to step down from the gig, however he is nonetheless not able to completely trash discuss this system. Bergeron, 65, appeared on Saturday’s episode of The Stuttering John Podcast, the place host John Melendez requested about what led to the exit. Bergeron clearly held his tongue however wished followers to know he nonetheless needs all one of the best to his pals working there.
“Properly, I can not converse to their (producers) mindset,” Bergeron mentioned. “Look, my backside line is, I’ve had a beautiful profession. I’ve bought pals who’re nonetheless on that present, each on digicam and behind the scenes, so, out of respect for them, that is about all I am going to say.”
He later added, “There are lots of people who I actually care about who’re on that present, who I hope have lengthy, thriving careers. And to those that got here to me when the phrase got here down in July that I would not be a part of it anymore, a few of the execs mentioned, ‘We do not know if we need to be a part of it.’ I mentioned, ‘Look, you are constructing a model, you are in your 30s, or late 20s or no matter, and I am an outdated man. I’ve made my cash. I am alright, so don’t fret about me. Simply go and construct your model.”
He then commented on the collection’ score uptick, noting that he anticipated that to occur, citing viewers’ pure curiosity a couple of new host and the COVID-19 precautions put in place. Nevertheless, he needs to see the way it stacks up now that The Voice is again in season on NBC, competing for viewers. “They (DWTS) had a reasonably open area to run in,” he mentioned. “I believe, from right here on in, you will get a greater sense of the way it festivals.”
He additionally famous that he would undoubtedly not return to bounce on this system as one of many titular stars. Nevertheless, he’s leaving the door open for an eventual return to internet hosting duties. “By no means say by no means,” he mentioned.