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December 24, 2020

'Dancing with the Stars' Ex Host Tom Bergeron Reveals His Big New Plan after Exit

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Former "Dancing with the Stars" host Tom Bergeron has revealed his big new plan following his exit from the show before its just-concluded 29th season. 

Many changes preceded the recently concluded 29th season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." One of those changes was the replacement of the show's longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. 

Since leaving DWTS, Bergeron has kept his fans updated on his daily activities via his social media pages. On Tuesday, he made a post on his Instagram page, revealing his big new plan. 

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Accompanying the television personality's post was a picture showing his progress so far on a novel he is writing and his stopwatch showing the number of steps he had made on the day. 

In the caption to the post, Bergeron explained what both pictures meant, revealing he is writing a novel and still had a long way to go. He wrote

"Hit the 10,000 word mark on the novel I'm writing. Only about 70,000 words to go. Now to get off my butt and hit 10,000 steps. Only about 9060 to go..."

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Some of Bergeron's fans who commented on the post encouraged him to keep going with the novel he is writing and hit a milestone before New Year's Day. 

One fan told him to try to reach 50 pages (he is currently on 36) before New Year's Day. Bergeron replied to the fan, joking that he could reach 50 pages before Christmas Day by making the font really big. 

Following Llinares's comments, Bergeron and Erin reacted with a laugh, poking fun at the producer's reason for replacing them

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A second fan said Bergeron is greatly missed on "DWTS" and that it was difficult to watch the just-concluded season without him. Another fan noted that he would want to read a book written by the host. 

The 65-year-old implied that fans should not hold out hope for him to return to the "DWTS" show. He further said that his hosting of the dance competition series is a train that has left the station. 

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"DWTS's" executive producer Andrew Llinares spoke on why Bergeron and Erin were replaced before the new season. He said a show like that, which has been on for many seasons, needs constant evolution. 

Part of the show's evolution involved bringing in a new host to make it feel fresh and appeal to new and old fans.  Following Llinares's comments, Bergeron and Erin reacted with a laugh, poking fun at the producer's reason for replacing them. 

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Bergeron tweeted at Andrews, telling her they should not have sabotaged the spray tanner. Replying to the tweet, Andrews said she also warned him that the sequins were not shiny enough. 

While Bergeron's fans now understand that he may never be part of "DWTS" again, they can at least take solace in the fact that he is writing a novel and keeps them abreast of the happenings in his life. 

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