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Tom Bergeron & Erin Andrews Were Fired From 'DWTS' for This Reason

We now know the reason why Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were fired from Dancing with the Stars.

“I think it’s all about evolution. I think any show like this that has been on many, many seasons needs to continue to evolve,” executive producer Andrew Llinares told reporters (via Us Weekly). “I think changing the host was all about evolution, it was about making the show feel fresh, making it feel new [and] kind of make it reach out — maybe to a new audience as well, as well as the audience that’s been there for years.”

He then spoke about the choice to have Tyra Banks take over and only have it be one person taking on the responsibilities instead of two.

“I think it’s working brilliantly with the one host. I think it’s really refreshed the pace of the show, actually,” he added. “I think it’s taken it to a new pace, in terms of moving faster and just feeling different. I think there’s a real danger when a show’s been on for a long time that the audience almost gets bored of the rhythm. It doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it. It just sort of gets a little boring — the rhythm of it. So, I think it’s changed the rhythm of the show in a really exciting way.”

Erin recently revealed the way she was fired by the show…

Where Are Erin Andrews & Tom Bergeron on 'DWTS'? They've Been Replaced

If you’re tuning in for the season 29 premiere of Dancing With the Stars tonight, get ready for a lot of changes.

The show’s longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews will not be there as they have been replaced by Tyra Banks for the new season.

News of Tom and Erin‘s exit was revealed back in mid-July and they were blindsided by the news. She previously spoke out about how it was a “surprise” to find out that she wasn’t returning to the show.

Erin explained her emotions in a new interview that was just released ahead of the DWTS premiere.

“I didn’t have much time to deal with it. I got a phone call — we were on the putting green with my dog and my husband — and I got a call that said, ‘You know, so-and-so from ABC wants to talk to you,’ and I was like, ‘Oh, s–t,’ like, this is it,” Erin said on the Token CEO podcast. “I felt sorry for myself, and I kind of was like, ‘This is a terrible time to lose my job,’ because we don’t know when live television is coming back. These are hard jobs to get. I was like, ‘Oh no, I’m a loser, this is really bad,’ and then you just start talking to other people from other networks and people that have production groups and they’re like, ‘You’re gonna find something.’ … Yeah, it was a super big bummer.”

Check out all 15 contestants who will be competing on the show tonight.

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Tom Bergeron Pokes Fun at Tyra Banks' 'DWTS' Poster!

Tom Bergeron is having a little fun on social media.

If you didn’t know, Tyra Banks is taking over hosting duties of Dancing with the Stars, replacing Tom and Erin Andrews as the new host of the ABC dance competition series for season 29.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Tyra Banks

Following the premiere of the promo poster for the upcoming season, which features Tyra with a disco ball mouth, Tom reacted with some playful shade.

“This Just In: National Association of Lip Safety cautions against applying multiple small mirrors on mouth. One bad chew and it’s 7 years of bad luck 😳😉,” he captioned the cheeky post.

Another star recently called the casting of Tyra Banks “odd.” Find out why!

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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.

ABC Says Erin Andrews Is Also Not Returning to 'Dancing With the Stars'

After the news that Tom Bergeron has been let go as the host of Dancing With the Stars, ABC has announced that co-host Erin Andrews will also not return.

Tom said on Monday (July 13) that he was informed that he will not be returning to the show.

The network then released this statement: “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. 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.”

The first contestant for the upcoming 29th season has already been announced.

Tom Bergeron Says He Was Let Go from 'Dancing With the Stars'

Tom Bergeron has announced that he will no longer be the host of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars after 15 years with the show.

The 65-year-old comedian and TV host says that he was just informed that he has been let go from the show. He hosted the show from the first season in 2005 through last year’s season 28.

“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 tweeted on Monday night (July 13).

Tom won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program and he has 10 more nominations for his work on the show.

The first contestant for the upcoming 29th season has already been announced.

UPDATE: The network confirmed the news and revealed Tom isn’t the only one leaving.

Karamo Brown, Hannah Brown, Sean Spicer & 'Dancing With the Stars' Season 28 Cast Celebrate Reveal!

Karamo Brown, Hannah Brown and Sean Spicer are all smiles as they hit the carpet at the Dancing With The Stars: Season 28 Cast Reveal held at Planet Hollywood Times Square on Wednesday (August 21) in New York City.

The three stars were joined by their fellow contestants Ray Lewis, Kel Mitchell, James Van Der Beek, Lauren Alaina, Kate Flannery, Ally Brooke, Lamar Odom and Christie Brinkley, as well as host Tom Bergeron.

Only contestant not in attendance at the Dancing with the Stars season 28 cast reveal was singer Mary Wilson.

Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown recently reacted to criticism of him being one of the contestants on the upcoming season of Dancing With The Stars alongside Sean Spicer, the former Press Secretary of the Donald Trump administration.

FYI: James is wearing an IWC Schaffhausen watch.

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