Tom Bergeron Shares Hilarious Spoof of Former Show DWTS as He Announces New Hosting Gig
Renowned host Tom Bergeron playfully mocked his former show “Dancing with the Stars” with a hilarious spoof poster as he announced a new hosting gig months after his shocking exit.
Talented host Tom Bergeron seems to be moving on to something else months after his shocking exit from “Dancing with the Stars” as he recently announced a new hosting gig.
Over the weekend, the renowned host took to Instagram to delight his fans with the great news of his new job as the host of a Christmas special program organized by the Ed Asner Foundation.
Host Tom Bergeron speaks onstage at UNICEF Playlist With The A-List at El Rey Theatre on March 15, 2012 | Photo: Getty Images
Bergeron shared a photo of the save the date poster for the event, which is “A Star-Studded Virtual Gala & Table Reading of It’s a Wonderful Life.” The program is set to be an inspired celebration of life and would hold on December 13th. The post was captioned:
“I’ll be your virtual host. Trying to get @theonlyedasner to add a rousing singalong to “Won’t You Come Home George Bailey?”
The reading of the 1947 holiday classic got a host of reactions from many of Bergeron’s 201,000 followers who expressed their excitement at his new job. A day before the revelation of his new position, Bergeron made headlines when he poked fun at his former show with a hilarious poster.
Fans may recall that in July, it was announced by the network that Bergeron and Andrews wouldn’t return as the hosts of “DWTS” for season 29.
In the image shared, the 65-year-old, who donned a black t-shirt with grey masks, was seen posing with two female friends, masked up in an outdoor parking lot.
They had on playful as Bergeron held up a sign that read, “Drinking with the Stars” with a logo similar to that used by the original ABC reality competition show. In the accompanying caption, he joked about how such a spinoff would win not only his heart but also his liver.
In the comments section, his former “DWTS” co-host Erin Andrew teased him for not inviting her and already replacing her even though the parody show barely began. Also, there was a remark from former guest host Leah Remini who booked as a fill-in for Andrews whenever she is busy.
Fans may recall that in July, it was announced by the network that Bergeron and Andrews wouldn’t return as the hosts of “DWTS” for season 29. Instead, they were replaced by model Tyra Banks, who now serves as a solo host.
According to the show’s executive producer Andrew Llinares, the decision to remove Andrews and Bergeron stemmed from the fact that the show needed to evolve and feel fresh to reach new audiences.
Llinares also noted that switching to a solo host helped make the competition have a faster pace to avoid the danger of the audience getting bored of the same rhythm. Since his exit, Bergeron has kept busy with hanging out with friends and pitching for new roles.
Executive Producer Andrew Llinares at X Factor auditions at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena on March 27, 2011 | Photo: Getty Images
Days after being let go, Bergeron was in a conversation with a fan on social media where he revealed he would love to guest star in the Canadian drama series, “Murdoch Mysteries.” The discussion got the attention of the Twitter account of the CBC show, who expressed their desire to have him on board.