After 15 years, Tom Bergeron is no longer hosting Dancing with the Stars on ABC. The long-time host Tweeted out the news earlier today.
“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,” Bergeron wrote. “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?”
ABC released a statement confirming the news as well as announcing that Erin Andrews is also exiting the show:
“Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing with the Stars family. As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success,” the statement reads. “Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she originally competed as a contestant back in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show.”
Bergeron has been the host of the show since 2005’s premiere and has hosted all but one show. Andrews has been a co-host of the show since 2014.
The future of DWTS is up in the air as production for new shows is still shutdown and there has not been any plans to produce the show safely released. DTWS is currently scheduled for a primetime slot this fall.
No explanation was given for the sudden departures.