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Derek Hough Says He Was 'Shocked' About Tom Bergeron Being Fired From 'Dancing With The Stars'

Derek Hough Says He Was 'Shocked' About Tom Bergeron Being Fired From 'Dancing With The Stars'

Derek Hough is opening up about how he reacted upon hearing the news that Tom Bergeron would no longer be hosting Dancing With The Stars when it returns for its 29th season.

“My initial reaction, I guess I was pretty shocked,” the 35-year-old entertainer and former pro dancer on the show shared with SiriusXM’s Bevelations. “Tom Bergeron is such a staple on Dancing With the Stars and he’s a good friend of mine. He’s just a good man.”

Derek continued, “He’s been there since the beginning. He’s just a great guy, [but] you also understand that in the entertainment industry nothing is certain. There’s always those efforts to reinvigorate and switch things up, so you look at that and it’s also understandable.”

He went on, commenting on the news that Tyra Banks was taking over the role of host from Tom and also Erin Andrews.

“You know, Tyra Banks, I’ve come in contact with her several times and I think she’s fantastic,” he shared. “I thought she was a fantastic host on America’s Got Talent. I thought she did an amazing job.”

Derek is the pro with the most wins from the show, with a total of six mirrored ball trophies. His most recent win was with Bindi Irwin in season 21. He left the show after season 23.

More information about when the season will start production was just revealed, too.

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