Tom Bergeron had no downside letting the world how how he actually feels about “Dancing with the Stars” government producer Andrew Llinares departing the aggressive actuality collection.
Llinares first joined the present again in 2018 and set off a serious shake-up of the collection — together with the choice to switch Bergeron and cohost Erin Andrews with Tyra Banks, after Tom had fronted the present for 28 seasons.
On Thursday, it was reported Llinares had “parted methods” with the present, prompting a fan to ask Bergeron to share his ideas on the information. Tom replied to the query by merely stating, “Karma’s a b–ch” alongside a winking emoji.
Talking with the late Bob Saget on his podcast Bob Saget is Right here For You final October, Bergeron admitted he knew the writing was on the wall for him after Season 27.
“In all candor, the present that I left was not the present that I liked,” Bergeron stated on the time. “So on the finish of the season that turned out to be my final season, I sort of knew. I took all the pieces out of my dressing room that I actually wished. … It was sort of apparent that we have been sort of butting heads [behind-the-scenes]. It wasn’t a nice [experience].”
Bergeron went on to remark that his exit from the present wasn’t unhappy or disappointing.
“I wasn’t stunned that that was my final season, so there was no blue interval,” he continued. “Really, I believe Erin and I had extra enjoyable being fired than just about anyone.”
Whereas Bergeron had been a staple on the present since day one again in 2005, Andrews joined as cohost in 2014 earlier than the collection’ 18th season.
Though Bergeron had a largely constructive expertise engaged on the collection, he claimed there have been conflicts with personnel adjustments and in the end he may not “see eye-to-eye” with producers. He was particularly vocal in 2019 along with his objections over hiring Donald Trump’s ex-press secretary Sean Spicer.
“They’re entitled to do the present the way in which they suppose is greatest. And so I look again on the time I spent there with actually nice fondness for the overwhelming majority of it,” he admitted. “And in addition there are folks there on the present performing that I nonetheless care about, and I need them to have lengthy careers. I need folks to nonetheless watch it and help them and perceive that positive, it is completely different. However, you recognize, there’s nonetheless very gifted individuals who have been going to be on in your screens.”