DWTS Fans Want Tom Bergeron Back as ABC Teases Cast Announcement

On Monday, August 17, 2020, "Good Morning America" revealed that they would be announcing the new cast for “Dancing with the Stars'” new season on Tuesday morning. Fans who commented on the social media post instead; sharing their disgruntlement at losing the show’s longtime host.

"Good Morning America (GMA)" took to social media this week to reveal that the cast for the new season of “Dancing with the Stars (DWTS)” would be announced on August 18, 2020. The announcement would happen live on GMA.

The show shared that the news would be revealed from Times Square. While some people showed excitement at the news, a few others lamented how they were still mourning the loss of the show’s former host Tom Bergeron.

Tom Bergeron visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 11, 2016, in Universal City, California | Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Tom Bergeron visits "Extra" at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 11, 2016, in Universal City, California | Photo: Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

DWTS NOT THE SAME

Several people took to the comments section on the Instagram post and shared how they wanted Bergeron back as the host. One fan felt the show had changed over the years and shared some disappointment over these changes.

The person complained about how things weren’t the same when DWTS started changing professional dancers. The fan also noted how the dance competition was now completely not the same because of Bergeron’s departure.

A fan comments on a status by "Dancing with the Stars" on August 17, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/goodmorningamerica

A fan comments on a status by "Dancing with the Stars" on August 17, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/goodmorningamerica

MISSING BERGERON

A second fan felt the ABC show shouldn’t have changed the original format as it was working fine. The commenter also expressed how much she missed Bergeron.

A fan comments on a status by "Dancing with the Stars" on August 17, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/goodmorningamerica

A fan comments on a status by "Dancing with the Stars" on August 17, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/goodmorningamerica

NOT A TYRA FAN

She felt he’d made the show “worth watching.” Someone else revealed how they were “not a fan of Tyra Banks,” who is set to be the new, sole host.

A fan comments on a status by "Dancing with the Stars" on August 17, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/goodmorningamerica

A fan comments on a status by "Dancing with the Stars" on August 17, 2020 | Photo: Instagram/goodmorningamerica

NOT GOING TO WATCH DWTS

The person also stated that they weren’t pleased with how the long-term host was removed. The commenter concluded their post by sharing that they wouldn’t be watching the new season.

BERGERON’S DEPARTURE

In the middle of July 2020, Bergeron shocked viewers when he shared on social media that he wouldn’t return as the show’s co-host. He’d been with DWTS for 15 years.

ERIN’S EXIT FROM DWTS

His co-host, Erin Andrews, also took to social media to confirm that she was leaving too. Bergeron started hosting the dance competition in 2005.

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