Fans of “Dancing With The Stars” are feeling very excited right now after Tom Bergeron, who was shockingly and abruptly fired from the show last summer, seemingly suggested that he may be returning.

“Stay tuned … 😏,” Bergeron, 65, wrote on Instagram this week alongside a quote from The Godfather: Part III that read, “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”


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Bergeron’s followers immediately freaked out over the post, and he gave them a brief video update hours later.

“I have to say, your response to my admittedly cryptic [post] has been very flattering, very heartwarming,” he said in the video. “I promise I will let you know what I’m really talking about by next week at the latest.”

Bergeron went on to tell fans of “Dancing With The Stars” to have “a little bit of patience” as they anticipate his big announcement.

“It’ll be worth it,” he pledged.


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Bergeron had hosted “Dancing With The Stars” ever since it premiered back in 2005 before he was fired in July of last year, much to the surprise and horror of fans. He and his cohost Erin Andrews were replaced by the supermodel Tyra Banks, who also signed on as executive producer of the ABC reality television show.

“Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ family. As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success,” ABC said in a statement back in July, according to People Magazine. “Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she originally competed as a contestant back in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show.”

Bergeron said afterwards that he will never be going back to “Dancing With The Stars.””When people say, ‘I’m not gonna watch until you’re back,’ I say, ‘Well, there’s really no ‘until’ here,'” Bergeron explained, according to Entertainment Tonight. “This train has left the station.”

“I appreciate the sentiment,” he added. “[But] I don’t hold it against anybody if they [watch].”

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