Dancing With the Stars had its 29th season last fall, but not without a few changes. Along with the season being produced and filmed in the middle of our national health crisis, the summer before the season, it was announced that long-time host Tom Bergeron had been let go from the dancing series, along with his co-host, Erin Andrews. The friends and former co-workers recently reunited, though, and it was like nothing changed!
Recently, Tom Bergeron posted a picture on Instagram of him and Erin Andrews being all smiles while catching up and drinking tequila. Fans were quick to comment on how much they missed seeing them together, as Bergeron was the host of Dancing With the Stars for the first 28 seasons, while Andrews hosted with Bergeron beginning in Season 18. Take a look!
Seeing the two former hosts of the ABC dancing series together again is refreshing! When both exits were announced last July, the reasoning behind the move was uncertain. Erin Andrews only co-hosted DWTS for six years, while Tom Bergeron was on it from the very beginning, and became one of the best parts of the show for many fans.
Tyra Banks was announced to take over the hosting reigns just a day after the exits were announced. Although the model had hosting experience from her jobs on America’s Got Talent and America’s Next Top Model, many viewers were not excited to see Season 29 of DWTS without their favorite hosts. Banks has also not been a favorite among fans, including when she flubbed an important elimination.
DWTS alum Derek Hough spoke out about Tom Bergeron’s departure last summer and said it made sense that the producers would want to change things up since the series has been going on for so long, and Bergeron had been hosting since the show’s beginning. Judge Cheryl Burke, however, felt hurt when she found out Bergeron was getting replaced. While DWTS was not Bergeron’s only hosting gig throughout his run on the series (some will remember his 14-year job on America’s Funniest Home Videos), this one was his most memorable, as it made viewers want to tune in for something other than the dancing, with some of Bergeron’s commentary with Erin Andrews and the judges being another enjoyable part of the series.
While it’s unknown whether or not Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews would ever return to DWTS, even if just for a single episode, seeing the two together and reuniting eight months after the announcement of their exit is something that will make fans happy. Even though the show hasn’t been the same since the two co-hosts left, the impact they had on the series (especially Bergeron), will remain everlasting. Hopefully, this won’t be the last time the two get together, and, who knows? Maybe they’ll start their own dancing competition they can host together.