Erin Andrews Responds After Tyra Banks Talks About Replacing Her On ‘Dancing With The Stars’
Erin Andrews just responded to Tyra Banks after the supermodel admitted that replacing her and Tom Bergeron as host of “Dancing With The Stars” would be a “challenge.”
Andrews appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” on Thursday night, and host Andy Cohen asked her about Banks’ comments that it “will be a challenge to step into [Erin’s] shoes as the new host of ‘Dancing With the Stars.'”
“That’s better than her saying, ‘It’s gonna be easy taking over for this broad!’ So I guess that’s great?” Andrews responded with a laugh. “I don’t know.”
Fans were shocked when Andrews and Bergeron were abruptly fired with no warning back in July. Bergeron had hosted the show since it premiered in 2005, and Andrews had joined him as a co-host in 2014. While she appreciated Banks’ comments, Andrews made sure to mention the mark that Bergeron had left on the reality television show.
“I think that Tom’s shoes are a little harder to fill. He’s the guy, the’s the quarterback of the ballroom,” Andrews said. “So, that’s nice of her, but he’s the man, and he was the man on that show.”
Banks spoke out to address Bergeron last week as she promoted the new season of the show, which premieres on September 14.
“Tom, I respect you so much. What you have done for Dancing With the Stars,there’s a reason why it is a successful show. Yes, amazing producers, yes, amazing concepts, but [you]. I hope to do you proud,” Banks said, according to Entertainment Tonight. “And if I make mistakes, I want you to hit me up in the DMs and let me know. Like, ‘Girl, you messed that up.’ Because I want to make you proud. Thank you so much.”
Earlier this month, Andrews admitted that her and Bergeron’s firings were a “surprise.”
“It was a surprise,” she told EXTRA. “I got a phone call and I answered the phone. I was like, ‘This isn’t good.’”
Andrews added that she has since stayed in touch with Bergeron as well as with the rest of the cast.
“I text Tom, like once a week… and the dancers as well,” Andrews said. “That’s a family… I danced on the show and then worked on the show for so many years, I always call it a ‘Dancing with the Stars Mafia’ — once you’re in, it’s really hard to break away. That’s a tight-knit group. Sasha and I will DM. I’ve gotten lovely messages from the dancers and so forth.”