Tom Bergeron Hints He Knew ‘DWTS’ Firing Was Coming After ‘Butting Heads’

Shedding more light on the situation. It’s been more than a year since Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were cut from Dancing With the Stars and while fans were shocked by the decision, Bergeron, 66, wasn’t caught that off guard.

“In all candor, the show that I left was not the show that I loved,” he said on a recent episode of the “Bob Saget’s Here for You” podcast. “So, the end of the season that turned out to be my last season in 2019, I kind of knew. So I took everything out of my dressing room that I really wanted. It was kind of obvious that we were kind of butting heads.”

The comedian went on to say that he “wasn’t surprised” that season 29 was his last, adding, “I think Erin and I had more fun getting fired than anyone.”Bergeron’s final episodes featured Sean Spicer, who was White House press secretary during Donald Trump‘s administration. His casting was a decision that the former America’s Funniest Home Videos host spoke out against at the time.

“A few months ago, during a lunch with DWTS‘ new Executive Producer, I offered suggestions for Season 28. Chief among them was my hope that DWTS, in its returning following an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from ANY party affiliations,” Bergeron tweeted in August 2019.