Tom Bergeron Clarifies That His ‘DWTS’ Ballroom Days Are Definitely Over

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Beloved Dancing With the Stars host, Tom Bergeron has finally revealed his fame on the long running series. Even though fans have begged for Bergeron to return to the dance competition following its migration to Disney +, he doesn’t plan to return to the ballroom.


Tom Bergeron Reveals That He Will Not Return to The Ballroom This Fall

After months of fan anticipation, Tom Bergeron acknowledged that he will not be apart of the next season of Dancing With the Stars via Twitter. He did so by responding to a fan who hoped to see him on the upcoming season. Ahead of this confirmation, Bergeron lead fans to believe there was a possibility of his return. On June 29, the beloved host Tweeted that his return to DWTS was “TB or not TB.”

Bergeron appeared on DWTS as the show’s host from 2005 to 2019. During his years hosting the series, he appeared next to Lisa Canning, Samantha Harris, Brooke Burke, and Erin Andrews. In 2020, Bergeron and Andrews were replaced by former AGT host, Tyra Banks. Since Bank’s introduction to the series, fans have grown to dislike her hosting style.

Fans got their hopes up for Bergeron’s return following rumors that Tyra Banks would not return as host this fall. In April, a source confirmed that America’s least favorite DWTS host is ready to move on from the dance competition. Although DWTS and Disney + have yet to announce this season’s host, Banks is set to produce a new show featuring teen drag performers on Discovery +.


Since Bergeron’s departure from DWTS, the celebrity has not held back from speaking his mind on the matter. Recently, the celebrity was seen hinting at his departure from the series once more.

“I’ve stepped down from a high profile role myself fairly recently,” he said on Instagram. “Technically, they changed the locks, but that’s neither here nor there.”

In the past, the host explained that the show has changed a lot since its 2005 inaugural season. Since he lost his park for the series, It’s no surprise that he doesn’t want to rejoin the cast.


Conrad Green Returns to DWTS as The Showrunner

Even though Bergeron confirmed that he will not return this fall, he shared that DWTS made the right choice by rehiring showrunner Conrad Green for the show’s migration to Disney +. On June 27, Bergeron shared an article about Green’s return to the show, stating that this is the “best decision they’ve made since 2005, when they hired him the first time.”

The original showrunner of DWTS has been re-employed to oversee it’s migration to Disney +. Green ran DWTS from 2005 until 2014, when he left to produce Utopia for Fox. He’s replacing Andrew Llinares, who departed at the conclusion of season 30.

Green was part of the team that launched many popular shows including Big Brother and Popstars in the United Kingdom. He then went on to move to the United States to create DWTS, Big Brother, Ibiza Uncovered, Red Handed, and more. Due to the success of his United Kingdom programming, he was hired as BBC’s head of New Entertainment Development. A year later he left to work for 19TV, which produced Pop Idol.

Fans are happy to see Greens return to the series in 2022. Since Bergeron has shown his support for the showrunner, fans anticipate a great season ahead for DWTS.

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