DWTS Fans Outraged with Season 29 Premiere & Demand Tom Bergeron Return to Host the Show
The 29th season of the competition show "Dancing With the Stars" has begun, after teasing fans all summer. However, it appears that a lot of fans aren't so happy with what they saw in the premiere.
Fans already couldn't wait to see what "Dancing With the Stars" had in store for them. With the novel coronavirus pandemic delaying things, this new season felt like a breath of fresh air.
Sadly, the anticipation didn't particularly measure up when the season came. Fans were quick to take to social media to criticize the new host, Tyra Banks, for her performance.
Corey Cohen, a sports broadcaster, took to social media platform, Twitter, to vent his frustration. In his tweet, Cohen explained:
"...The show has been going downhill for years, and died for good when they fired Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews..."
A second user vented her frustrations, explaining that Banks appeared to have been trying to make the show about herself. Things appear to be getting off to a rough start for the new host. Perhaps it's just the pressure of the new job.
Banks took over the hosting job from Bergeron and his co-host, Erin Andrews, earlier this year. The show's producers had decided to oust both hosts, shocking fans all over.
Bergeron took some shots at the show recently, even poking fun at the new Banks poster.
First time in years I won’t be watching #DWTS. The show has been going downhill for years, and died for good when they fired Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.— Corey Cohen #RegisterToVote (@CoreyECohen) September 15, 2020
You’re welcome in advance for no tweets.
Immediately the show announced Bergeron's ousting, several competitors expressed their shock at the development.
Derek Hough, a former competitor who is now judging this season, explained that Bergeron had become a staple on the show. While he was shocked, he knew that it's the way of the entertainment industry.
While some might take that as playful fun, it's possible to see that and think there might be some hard feelings left unresolved.
Regardless, the show has moved on with Banks. Bergeron also appears to be okay, as he recently expressed confidence in his ability to land another gig.
As for the distraught fans, perhaps they just need a little time to get more familiar with Banks and her hosting style.