It’s been nearly two years since Tom Bergeron was fired from his role as host of Dancing with the Stars. The veteran TV host managed the ABC celebrity ballroom competition for 28 seasons from 2005 to 2020 before he and longtime co-host Erin Andrews were replaced by Tyra Banks.
Bergeron was loved by many fans, but no love was lost when he left DWTS. during an interview The podcast “Here for you”.Bergeron revealed he wasn’t shocked by his firing because he had previously clashed with ABC producers and executives over casting the show.
“The show I left wasn’t the show I loved,” Bergeron admitted, adding that he still looks back on his many years on the show with “great fondness.”
“By the end of what turned out to be my last season, I kind of knew,” Bergeron added. “So I got everything I really wanted out of my dressing room. I wasn’t surprised that this was my last season, so there was no blue period. In fact, I think Erin and I had more fun getting fired than practically anyone.”
But for fans who have been crying the blues since Bergeron left his presenting career, there’s some good news.
Tom Bergeron recently announced a new non-dancing hosting gig
Bergeron has said he will never return to Dancing With the Stars. In December 2020 he has said TV Insider, “When people say, ‘I’m not going to watch until you get back,’ I say, ‘Well, there’s really no ‘until’ here.’ This train has left the station.”
But in 2022, Bergeron announced he was trading dancing for dogs for a new hosting gig. In a post shared on his Instagram Page on May 27, 2022, Bergeron announced that he will host the first annual Pet Gala for Wagmor Pets.
In a clip shared to his social media page, the Emmy winner was seen playing with several adopted terrier dogs as he announced his role for the June 27, 2022 fundraiser.
“I’m coming off my hosting hiatus for this,” Bergeron said. “I’ll dust off the old hosting skills.”
According to the Wagmor Rescue websitethe Pet Gala will be held at the Yamashiro Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles and will feature Jenna Dewan as the guest of honor on the red carpet.
This isn’t technically Bergeron’s first hosting stint since DWTS. In December 2020 he hosted A Star-Studded Virtual Gala & Table Reading of It’s A Wonderful Life.
“I’ll be your virtual host,” captioned Bergeron an Instagram promo back when he announced the remake of the 1947 Hollywood classic. “Try to get [Ed Asner] to ‘Won’t You Come Home George Bailey?’ add a rousing singalong.”
Tom Bergeron had a long hosting career
Tom Bergeron has a prolific host resume. According to IMDbIn addition to his 15 years as the host of Dancing With the Stars, he hosted the TV game show Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004 and America’s Funniest Home Videos from 2011 to 2015.
But he said TV Insider that his unexpected career path “looks like a hostage note cut and pasted from various magazines” and that he’s pretty much accomplished everything on his bucket list.
“I thought of myself as a broadcaster and I was fortunate enough to have wonderful opportunities,” Bergeron said. “I was on two network shows for almost 15 years each, so life was good. I’ve hosted every imaginable format. There’s no real fire in my stomach to do it again. Nevertheless, I am always open to surprises.”
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