Alas! Tom bids farewell to his hosting with ‘Dancing with the Stars.’
Being part of the show for decades, Tom confirmed the news on Monday that he is stepping down from his job. Further, his co-presenter Erin Andrews is also said not to be returning.
The statement was released after ABC and BBC Productions which produced it said they are looking forward to “a new creative direction.”
Just informed @DancingABC 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 of these glitter masks?
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) July 13, 2020
The firm gave a joint statement saying: “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 makes this show a success.”
Speaking on this Erin also said: “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,” the statement added.
Further, Bergeron tweeted stating his tenure as “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 of these glitter masks?” he added.
Tom has been part of the show since 2005 and has received an Emmy for his work whereas, Andrews has been part of it since 2014.