Earlier this year, ABC made the shocking announcing that Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were being let go as hosts of Dancing With The Stars. Bergeron hosted the reality dance competition since its inaugural season back in 2005, while Andrews joined him as co-host in 2014.
Fans of the show were devastated to see Bergeron go after so many years. Many have even continued to hope that the longtime host would return to the show in the future. Unfortunately, Bergeron himself recently squashed those dreams. “When people say, ‘I’m not gonna watch until you’re back,’ I say, ‘Well, there’s really no ‘until’ here,'” Bergeron told TV Guide magazine in a recent interview. “This train has left the station. I appreciate the sentiment, and I don’t hold it against anybody if they [watch].”
It wasn't only fans of Dancing With The Stars who were shocked by Bergeron and Andrews' firing. Bergeron has admitted to being blindsides by the news. “I always thought Dancing would be where I end my hosting tenure,” he told the outlet.
Despite the unexpected turn of events, Bergeron doesn't have any specific plans to retire completely just yet, however, he revealed his drive to host isn't what it used to be. “My career path looks like a hostage note cut and pasted from a bunch of different magazines. I regarded myself as a broadcaster and was very fortunate that wonderful opportunities presented themselves. I’ve been on two network shows for the better part of 15 years each, so life’s been good,” he said. “I’ve hosted every format imaginable. There’s no real fire in my gut to do it again. Having said that, I’m always open to surprises.”