Earlier today, we reported that longtime host Tom Bergeron had been fired by “Dancing With The Stars” and replaced by supermodel Tyra Banks. Now, Bergeron has broken his silence about the situation, and it’s clear he’s dealing with it with his signature sense of humor.
“I guess I won’t be getting back my monogrammed towels,” Bergeron tweeted, joking about the fact that he and Banks share the same initials.
I guess I won't be getting back my monogrammed towels 🤔😉
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) July 15, 2020
Bergeron shocked his fans on Monday night when he revealed he had been fired from his gig on “Dancing With The Stars” despite the fact that he had hosted it since it premiered in 2005.
“Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It’s been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career,” he wrote. “I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made.”
“That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?” Bergeron added, showing that he had maintained his sense of humor even through his initial shock at being let go.
Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It's been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I'm grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) July 13, 2020
On Wednesday, former Victoria’s Secret supermodel Banks appeared on “Good Morning America” to reveal that she would not only be hosting “DWTS” going forward, but also executive producing the show. The 46 year-old, who has previously hosted “America Got Talent” and “America’s Next Top Model,” made it clear that she has some big changes in mind for the reality television competition.
“OK, let’s just keep this real. It is going to be so next level,” Banks said. “We’re doing all this crazy stuff, taking it to the next level but still keeping the stuff that we know America loves. But get ready because it’s going to be different.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 15, 2020
Banks also celebrated being the first black female host of “DWTS.”
“I like breaking these doors down so that we don’t have any more firsts, but it’s nice to be first so that you can open that door and let so many people in after you,” the former supermodel continued. “I’m used to the model [firsts], but today’s the first time I’m hearing this first Dancing with the Stars black woman, I never even thought of that.”