After 28 seasons of hosting ABC’s beloved show, ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ long-time host Tom Bergeron along with Erin Andrews is bidding a farewell to the show.
ABC announced today that supermodel and businesswoman, Tyra Banks will indeed take on the roles as the new host and executive producer of DWTS for the show’s 29th season.
“I’ve been a fan of ‘DWTS’ since its beginning … The fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances … it’s always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk,” said Banks. “Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”
“Tom has been an integral part of the ABC family for nearly two decades, from hosting ‘AFV’ to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ ‚ and we are grateful for all he and Erin have done to make ‘Dancing’ a success,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment.
The Official Instagram for DWTS posted a warm welcome to their new host saying, “Please join us in welcoming @tyrabanks as #DWTS host. Thank you to @tombergeron and @erinandrews for so many seasons of glitz, glamour, and good times!”
Gleb Savchenko, one of the pro dancers on DWTS was first to comment, “Welcome to the show!!!! ?❤️”
Tom Bergeron acknowledged the news on Instagram by making this post. “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. I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all these glitter masks?”
Former DWTS host Erin Andrews made a statement on Instagram about her journey on the show as well. She said, “Thank you ABC and the entire Dancing with the Stars family for 6 memorable seasons. Those years wouldn’t have been as special without my loving host Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers, and witty judges. I will always cherish my days on that set, even if I wasn’t the best at walking in heels.”
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