As the producers of "Dancing With The Stars" prepare for the show's 29th season, the show's long-time host Tom Bergeron has reportedly been taken off the show. Following his ousting, the TV personality added a hilarious quip to his Twitter bio through which he seemed to be trolling "Dancing With The Stars." His new bio read:
"Former co-host of "Footwork with the Famous."
Tom Bergeron speaks onstage during UNICEF Playlist With The A-List at El Rey Theatre on March 15, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images
The light jab at his former role on the show did not go unnoticed as fans were still reeling from his unprecedented exit from the show.
Bergeron hosted "Dancing With The Stars" for15-years and 28 seasons. He and his co-host Erin Andrews were fired from the show after years of being staple members of the production.
ABC reportedly decided that model and television personality Tyra Banks would be taking their place as the host of the show.
Bergeron, who started his job as a host on the show in 2005, first announced that he had been axed from "Dancing With The Stars" on July 13.
The former "Dancing With The Stars" co-host penned a brief message on his Twitter to officially announce his disappointing exit from the role. He tweeted:
"Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It's been an incredible 15-year run and the most unexpected gift of my career."
Former co-host of ABC show "Dancing With The Stars" Tom Bergeron controversial bio on Twitter | Photo: Twitter//tom_bergeron
The former host added that he was thankful for the long period he spent with the show and for the great relationships he made with lifelong friends.
ABC reportedly decided that model and television personality Tyra Banks would be taking their place as the host of the show. They were pursuing a new path with the show.
They thanked Bergeron and Erin for the many seasons of "glitz, glamour, and good times," and said they are ready to usher in the 29th season with Banks. In addition to her new hosting duties, Banks would also serve as an executive producer on the show.
Banks' predecessor Bergeron brought on a certain charm with his wit and charisma for the 15 years that he stood as host. Now, as she stepped into his and Andrews' shoes, the show's producers hoped to continue with that charm but only in a different light.
The much-anticipated 29th season of "Dancing With The Stars" would premiere on Monday, September 14, at 8 pm E.T.