Take the lead! The Dancing With the StarsShowrunners caused a stir after they replaced hosts Tom BergeronAnd Erin AndrewsWith Tyra Banks in July 2020 — but it wasn’t the first time the role had a change of guards.
From its 2005 debut to season 28, which aired this year, Bergeron was the constant host of the dance competition. Before his departure in 2020, Bergeron briefly stepped out of the show to care for his ailing father. Alfonso RibeiroPlease fill in.
The former America’s Funniest Home VideosAndrews joined the team in 2014 as season 18.
“Love u @Tom_Bergeron!! I can’t wait … and the best part is I won’t be getting 7’s from Len [Goodman]And yelled at me for not pointing my feet! #winner,” Andrews tweeted in February 2014 after news broke of her new hosting gig.
The sports journalist competed DWTSSeason 10 with Pro Maksim ChmerkovskiyAs her partner. They finished third.
Andrews and Bergeron were caught unawares when ABC decided to end their 11-season run together as hosts in 2020.
“It’s been an incredible 15-year run and the most unexpected gift of my career,” Bergeron tweeted in July of that year. “I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made.”
Andrews, for her part thanked the network for having her on the show, and Bergeron, her long-time friend, for being by her side throughout.
“Thank you ABC and the entire Dancing With the Stars family for 6 memorable seasons,” the former Good Morning AmericaAt the time, a correspondent tweeted. “Those years wouldn’t have been as special without my loving host Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers, and witty judges.”
Later, she spoke out about her surprise career shift in November 2021. Us WeeklyIt was actually a blessing in disguise.
“I give my best to them. My schedule has been crazy. [football commentating], the clothing line, the podcasts … trying to have a baby, that I think it was the best thing for me,” the Maine native said. “They wanted to go a different direction, and they’re doing that now. So, hopefully they’re happy.”
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