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DWTS Producer, Andrew Llinares Explains Why the Show Replaced Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews

Busayo Ogunjimi
Oct 02, 2020
07:30 P.M.
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"Dancing With the Stars" is currently amid a significant shakeup. The show began its new season last month, and the most significant change has been in its hosts. This week, the show's producer spoke up about what caused the change.


In the new season of the hit reality competition, "Dancing With the Stars," fans see that the host is now supermodel Tyra Banks.

Andrew Llinares, the show's producer, recently opened up to reporters on why they decided to move on from former co-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

Tom Bergeron speaks onstage during UNICEF Playlist With The A-List at El Rey Theatre on March 15, 2012. | Photo: Getty Images


Bergeron and Andrews had become a favorite pairing for fans. The two had incredible chemistry, and their performances always kept fans hooked. However, Llinares explained that the show decided to move on for the sake of evolving.

As the executive producer explained, they wanted to keep the show fresh and bring new twists. So, it was only right for them to shake up the hosting as well.


Llinares also explained that he was so far happy with how Banks has helped change the show. In part, he explained that the model had done a fantastic job so far.

The executive producer added that he loved the energy that Banks brought to the show. He also complimented the model's expertise at hosting shows. Llinares has evidently kept with the theme of making the show fresh and bringing in some elements of newness to it.

While some fans enjoy her presence, others have complained a lot.


Along with Banks, the show also brought back Derek Hough, a fan favorite, to be a judge once more. His addition has undoubtedly gotten many excited. As for Banks, the reviews have been mixed. While some fans enjoy her presence, others have complained a lot.

Despite the show's motives, many expressed their shock at the fact that Bergeron and Andrews had been fired. Some also spoke about the manner of it all. Several former competitors, including Alfonso Riberio and Lea Thompson, expressed concerns over fans' reactions and how the show would survive.


As for Bergeron and Andrews, both have been pretty lighthearted about their firing so far. Bergeron even pokes fun at the situation on social media. Amid it all, the new season of "Dancing With the Stars" has begun. Banks is now the host, and the performances have been impressive.

As for Banks, the reviews have been mixed. While some fans enjoy her presence, others have complained a lot. It is expected, of course, given that change isn't always easy.

Still, the show appears to be moving on well. Its ratings have been strong so far, and the performances have kept things interesting. All in all, it appears that the experiment to shake things up and make the show fresh has worked out well.