Fairly a alternative! Forward of season 29 of Dancing With the Stars, ABC introduced that Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews wouldn’t be returning. Followers — and the hosts themselves — had been shocked by the information, however the community felt it was time for a change.

“I feel it’s all about evolution. I feel any present like this that has been on many, many seasons must proceed to evolve,” government producer Andrew Llinares instructed reporters throughout ABC’s VirtuFall panel on Wednesday, September 30. “I feel altering the host was all about evolution, it was about making the present really feel recent, making it really feel new [and] form of make it attain out — perhaps to a brand new viewers as effectively, in addition to the viewers that’s been there for years.”

DWTS Producer Reveals Why They Replaced Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews
Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews Kelsey McNeal/ABC

Llinares additionally shared his alternative to herald Tyra Banks and solely have one host as a substitute of two.

“I feel it’s working brilliantly with the one host. I feel it’s actually refreshed the tempo of the present, truly,” he instructed reporters. “I feel it’s taken it to a brand new tempo, when it comes to transferring quicker and simply feeling totally different. I feel there’s an actual hazard when a present’s been on for a very long time that the viewers nearly will get bored of the rhythm. It doesn’t imply there’s something flawed with it. It simply type of will get slightly boring — the rhythm of it. So, I feel it’s modified the rhythm of the present in a very thrilling means.”

He continued: “Tyra is doing an incredible, wonderful job. It’s simply so fantastic to have her power within the ballroom and her experience as a bunch within the ballroom. I feel I feel she’s introduced a brand new life to every little thing. It’s actually thrilling.”

Bergeron, 65, who had hosted Dancing With the Stars since its 2005 debut, tweeted the information in July. “Simply knowledgeable @DancingABC will probably be persevering with with out me,” he wrote on the time. “It’s been an unimaginable 15 yr run and essentially the most surprising present of my profession.”

Shortly after, the community shared the information that each hosts had been axed.

No one needs to be let go when it’s not on their phrases, however I do assume there’s one thing on the horizon. I’m undoubtedly working my individuals to seek out one thing and put one thing on the horizon,” the sportscaster, 42, stated earlier this month about being reduce. “I actually loved being in that area and I feel I’m anyone that, you realize, as a lot as I do love sports activities — I’m a fan of plenty of issues, actuality TV, I’m only a fan of TV and so, I feel that’s why Dancing was an amazing match for me as a result of, you realize, it was dwell. You didn’t know what was going to occur.”

Dancing With the Stars airs on ABC Mondays at eight p.m. ET.

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