Former Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron recently changed his Twitter bio, and some fans think he’s throwing shade at the show. Tom himself addressed the change in a tweet this week.
Tom and his co-host Erin Andrews were fired from the show before the newest season, which premieres later this month. Tom had been on the show for 15 years, and tweeted in July that it was “the most unexpected gift of my career.”
Tom Bergeron Changes His Twitter Bio
Tom’s new bio reads, “Former Co-Host of ‘Footwork With the Famous,'” a cheeky play on the show’s title. Fans seemed amused by the apparent jab at his former employer, calling him “salty.”
Tom shared the article on Twitter Wednesday, pointing out that he added the new bio “weeks ago.” He also joked about the “salty” descriptor, writing, “One must stay current on condiments.”
One fan replied that they had hoped Tom would be a “surprise contestant” on the show after he was let go. Tom replied to this theory with a cry-laughing emoji, so it’s safe to say he has no intention of hitting the dance floor any time soon.
Why Was Tom Fired From ‘Dancing With The Stars’?
Tom and Erin were replaced by new host Tyra Banks, who is also an executive producer on the show. In a statement, ABC said of Tom’s exit, “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.”
Tom’s rep also released a statement, saying, “ABC opted not to pick up Tom’s option. In the fine tradition of Hollywood cliches, they’re ‘going in a different direction.'”
The former host hasn’t let up on the snarky comments about his departure. In July, he posted a photo of himself at the grocery store, reading a tabloid article about why he “was really fired.”
Season 29 of Dancing with the Stars premieres September 14 on ABC. With so many fans expressing their outrage over Tom’s firing, it will be interesting to see what the response will be to the new season.