Dancing With The Stars Season 29 spoilers say that fans still can’t help but wonder why longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews both got the boot right before the start of the season. Luckily, one executive producer does offer some clarity to the situation, while also explaining why new host Tyra Banks was brought on board to the highly-rated dancing competition show. Here’s what you need to know.
Dancing With The Stars Season 29: Is This the Reason Why Tom Bergeron And Erin Andrews Got Fired?
According to TV Line, during a virtual press event with reporters this week, Dancing With The Stars Andrew Llinares commented on the show’s decision to replace both Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews with former supermodel and television personality Tyra Banks. He says that the reason for the move was because he wanted to see the show move forward in a new direction. He even called it a necessary “evolution” for the ABC reality show.
Llinares said, “Any show that has been on like this for many, many seasons needs to continue to evolve. It was about making the show feel fresh, feel new, maybe make it reach out to a new audience” while also “not alienating anyone who’s been watching the show for many, many years.”
However, Llinares didn’t specify exactly why Tom and Erin were let go and why they couldn’t be a part of the show’s new “evolution.” He did hint that it might have simply been time for everyone to move on.
Dancing With The Stars Season 29: EP Says It Was Time For A Fresh Start
“I think it’s really refreshed the pace of the show,” the EP continued. “There’s a real danger when a show’s been on for a long time, that the audience almost gets bored of the rhythm of it. It’s changed the rhythm of the show in a really exciting way [to have Banks hosting solo]. Tyra’s doing an amazing, amazing job.”
Dancing With The Stars airs every Monday at 8 pm EST on the ABC network. So far the only two contestants that have been eliminated are NBA star Charles Oakley and Carole Baskin of Tiger King fame.
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