Tom Bergeron radiated joy and fun as he bonded with actress Leah Remini while they day drank at a fancy restaurant. The renowned host looked like he had no worries ahead of "DWTS" Disney Night's performance.
Despite his dramatic exit from "Dancing with the Stars," Tom Bergeron seems to be living his best life away from the screens.
Before the "DWTS" Disney Night, which took place on Monday, September 28, Bergeron was seen hanging out with actress Leah Remini at a restaurant.
Host Tom Bergeron speaks onstage at UNICEF Playlist With The A-List at El Rey Theatre on March 15, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images
DAY DRINKING WITH REMINI
As seen in the photo shared on Remini's Instagram, the duo playfully held up cups of wine to the camera as they smiled widely.
While he has kept fans updated with fun activities that have kept him busy, [Bergeron] hinted that his exit from the show was scandalous.
The 65-year-old was clad in a casual grey sweatshirt, and Remini made jaws drop in a turtle neck sweater with her honey-gold waves framing her face.
Bergeron radiated joy as he held a shiny gold cup while the "Saved the Bell" actress grabbed a wine glass. Remini captioned the lovely photo:
"What made me smile today? Day Drinking with a good friend @tombergeron."
The sweet post garnered thousands of likes who praised the friendship between the duo. However, most users were focused on how "DWTS" was not the same without Bergeron. A grieved fan implied that the reality show was wrong for removing the renowned host.
TOM BERGERON AND ERIN ANDREWS LEAVE "DWTS"
It came as a shock to fans of the ABC show when it was announced in July that Bergeron and Erin Andrews were leaving the show.
The network shared the shocking news via a statement, explaining that they were embarking on a new creative direction and chose to part ways with the longtime host.
They also said goodbye to Erin, who joined Bergeron as a co-host in 2014, saying that they appreciated her impact and sense of humor.
Bergeron began hosting "DWTS" in 2005 and was joined by several celebrities until Andrews arrived. The hosting duties were transferred to model Tyra Banks.
Despite the controversy surrounding the sudden departure, Bergeron and Andrews have remained gracious, smiling through the process.
The former "America's Funniest Home Videos" host reacted to the news with a tweet, thanking the show's creator for the privilege to be part of the reality competition. He described his time on the show as an "unexpected gift" and concluded, writing:
"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?"
While he has kept fans updated with fun activities that have kept him busy, the father-of-two hinted that his exit from the show was scandalous. When a fan speculated that the reason he and Andrews were let go was because the show needed more diversity, Bergeron said that was false.
"DWTS" DISNEY NIGHT
While fans are still coming to terms with Bergeron's exit, they were thrilled with an array of costumes during the iconic Disney Night. As expected, the celebrities and their pro partners brought their A-game in various fun ensembles.
Nev Schulman and Jenna Johnson were dressed as characters from "Pirates of the Caribbean," while Sasha Farber and Justina Machado mirrored "Mary Poppins."
However, the highlight of the night was Carole Baskin and Pasha Pashkov, who didn't disappoint with cat outfits as they danced to "Circle of Life" from "Lion King."