Fans were shocked to find that Erin Andrews wasn’t coming back dancing with the Stars. The new season is about to begin with Tyra Banks in their place. Andrews is now sharing how he got the news and how he reacted.
Erin Andrews was fired from “Dancing with the Stars”
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Andrews and Bergeron were fired from their hosting jobs. Andrews shared a statement after the news was released.
“Thanks ABC and the whole dancing with the Stars family for six memorable seasons, ”read his statement. “Those years wouldn’t have been so special without my loving host Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers and the witty judges. I’ll always enjoy my days on that set, even if I haven’t been the best at walking in heels.”
Bergeron joked about the situation. “I guess I won’t get my monogrammed towels back,” she tweeted. “Do you have towels @Tom_Bergeron ??” Andrews asked. “I’m sorry that’s how you had to discover #TerryCloth,” he replied. “Damn… I had the card. #whoknew, “Andrews replied on Twitter.
The new season will have more changes
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This won’t be the only casting change this season. Len Goodman’s trip was limited due to the pandemic, so Derek Hough will take his place.
“It’s like coming home,” said second Good morning America. “Being a part of that show for so long, having such incredible memories, experiences and triumphs, I’m thrilled. I can’t wait.”
Hough has already competed as a professional partner on the show for 17 seasons. He won six times last in 2015 with Bindi Irwin.
“I want to try to inspire and motivate these celebrities to have the best possible time and improve every week,” he said. “For me, I’ve experienced everything they’ve been through. I’ve been on the show for 17 seasons and there’s nothing they’re going through that I’ve never gone through before, so I understand.”
She said she felt sorry for herself
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Andrews talked about how he got the bad news. The former host said it all happened so fast.
“I didn’t have much time to deal with it. I got a call, we were on the green with my dog and my husband [Jarret Stoll] and I got a call saying, “You know, so-and-so ABC wants to talk to you, and I was like … oh, shit, that’s it,” Token CEO revealed on the podcast.
“I felt sorry for myself and I was like, this is a terrible time to lose your job because you know, we don’t know when live television will be back… these are hard-to-get jobs, prime-time shows,” Andrews added.
The host talked about trying to find something new and being open to reality TV. Fans will have to wait and see what happens to Andrews.