DWTS Star Carrie Ann Inaba Speaks Out on Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews' Exit from the Show
After the shocking announcement by ABC that co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews wouldn’t be returning to “Dancing with the Stars (DWTS),” judge Carrie Ann Inaba took to social media to share her thoughts.
This week ABC confirmed that Bergeron and Andrews would not be returning to DWTS as co-hosts. Former model and host Tyra Banks, 46, will be taking on the role of sole host.
Inaba took to Twitter on Tuesday to share her thoughts on the matter. She wrote that Bergeron and Andrews would “truly be missed.”
THEY WILL REMAIN FAMILY
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TYRA BANKS IS TAKING OVER
Banks is set to replace the co-hosts for the 29th season of DWTS. Bergeron has been hosting the dance competition since it began in 2005.
Andrews, on the other hand, has been with him since 2014. In a joint statement about the big change, ABC and the show’s producer BBC Studios said:
“Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing with the Stars family.”
ABC THANKS TOM
SAYING GOODBYE TO ERIN
In the statement, they also confirmed that Andrews wasn’t going to return too. They shared their appreciation for “all that she brought to the ballroom” and noted how her “signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show.”
SEAN SPICER’S DWTS RUN
Season 28 of DWTS wasn’t a smooth ride for Inaba who had issues with it. Fans were divided when former Press Secretary Sean Spicer joined the cast.
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
INABA’S DISAPPOINTMENT IN DWTS
Then the show changed its voting process to allow top competitors to be able to stay as long as possible. At the time, Inaba shared her “disappointment” at seeing cast members she liked leave while Spicer stayed.
Tom and Erin will truly be missed. We have been a family for many years and that will never change. It's been amazing working with them both, and I wish them nothing but the best... We will always be connected through love and respect...and glitter and fake tan. 😉 #dwts 💃🏼🕺🏼— Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) July 14, 2020
HANNAH BROWN’S UNEXPECTED WIN
She acknowledged, however, that it was a decision controlled by the judges and the viewers. “The Bachelorette’s” Hannah Brown ended up winning the season, but Inaba never expected that.
The pair had some tension during the season.