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August 03, 2020

Derek Hough Reacts to Tom Bergeron's Exit from 'Dancing with the Stars'

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Derek Hough was "pretty shocked" when he discovered Tom Bergeron was terminated from the hit dance competition television series, "Dancing with the Stars." 

Hough, 35, recently joined Bevy Smith on SiriusXM to talk about this period of "World of Dance." During the discussion, Smith asked Hough his feelings on Bergeron and Erin Andrews being fired from "DWTS." 

"I guess I was pretty shocked," Hough said. "Tom Bergeron is such a staple [on] 'Dancing with the Stars,' and he's a good friend of mine."

Derek Hough on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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NEW HOST

Hough added that nothing is sure in the entertainment industry since it is continually evolving. The new host of the show is Tyra Banks.

Hough said he knows the supermodel will do an excellent job on "DWTS," yet he conceded he sees the two sides of the decision that was made. 

Throughout his 17 seasons on "DWTS," Hough won the Mirror Ball Trophy an unprecedented six times, as reported by Inquisitr. 

Tom Bergeron at Mixology Grill and Lounge on May 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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HE'S ALSO A MUSICIAN

In 2016, he decided to leave the show to pursue other career avenues. He eventually joined "World of Dance" in 2017, alongside Ne-Yo and Jennifer Lopez. 

Besides being a great dancer and choreographer, Hough also makes music, for example, when he and Mark Ballas shaped the Ballas Hough Band, as indicated by Biography. 

For all the show's 28 seasons to date, Bergeron was the host of "DWTS."

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LIFELONG FRIENDS

He additionally directed and starred in the video for Michael Bublé's "I Believe In You," and hit the dance floor with violinist Lindsey Stirling in the video "The Arena."

Hough may not be a part of the "DWTS" family anymore, yet it is apparent he has made many lifelong friends while bringing his talent to the show. One of those friends being, obviously, Bergeron, Inquisitr detailed. 

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For all the show's 28 seasons to date, Bergeron was the host of "DWTS." Like Hough, fans were also shocked by his departure

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Carrie Ann Inaba said in an interview with "The Talk" that she cried over the show's big shake-up, as reported by ET. 

"I feel like it was just such sudden news," the "DWTS" judge explained. "My heart breaks for Tom and Erin." 

Concerning whether Inaba will come back to judge "DWTS" with Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman, she said, for now, that is the plan. 

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