TOM Bergeron revealed that he’s been fired as the host of Dancing With The Stars.
The longtime host tweeted the news that he will be leaving the ABC show and told fans that he’s “grateful” to have been involved with the competition series.
“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.”
Tom proved that he didn’t let the bad news get him down and concluded the tweet with a joke.
He wrote: “That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?”
Tom has hosted the show since its premiere in 2005 and worked on 28 seasons of the popular show.
Despite his long-running role as host, Tom has had a number of different co-hosts throughout his time on the show.
He started the first season co-hosting alongside Lisa Canning, who was replaced by Samantha Harris for seasons 2 through 9.
Brooke Burke-Charvet acted as Tom’s co-host for season 10 through 17 before Erin Andrews took over as his co-host in season 18.
A number of Tom’s friends and fans responded to his tweet.
Actress Lea Thompson wrote: “I love you. You are the best. There is no
@DancingABC without you. They might as well cancil it.”
Randy Rainbow tweeted: “I’ll be right over.”
Tom responded to Randy’s tweet, writing: “On the plus side, now I’m free for our socially distanced lunch!”
In addition to hosting Dancing With The Stars, Tom served as the host of America’s Funniest Home Videos from 2001 through 2015 and Hollywood Squares from 1998 until 2004.
Tom took his turn at competing on a reality competition show when he participated in the third season of The Masked Singer.
He made it until week five and was unmasked as The Taco after his performance of Can’t Help Myself by The Four Tops.
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