Tom Bergeron reveals he has no plans to return to ‘Dancing with the Stars’: ‘This train has left the station

Tom Bergeron reveals he has no plans to return to 'Dancing with the Stars': 'This train has left the station'

별과 함께 춤을viewers were blindsided back in July when it was revealed that longtime host Tom Bergeron and his co-host Erin Andrews would not be returning for Season 29. 지금, Bergeron has implied he has no plans to ever return to the ABC dance competition show.

In an interview for TV Guide magazine this week, the veteran broadcaster, 65, touched on his current life away from the spotlight, along with a revelation that may upset his loyal fan base.

When people say, ‘I’m not gonna watch until you’re back,’ I say, '잘, there’s really no ‘until’ 여기. This train has left the station,” Bergeron 콘센트에 말했다. It is not clear if there were ever any discussions between him and ABC for a potential return.

He added that while he canappreciate” 팬’ interest in the possibility, he doesn’thold it against anyonefor still tuning in.

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Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced this summer that they would not be returning for Season 29 of 'Dancing with the Stars.' Bergeron, 65, hosted the show for 15 연령.

Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced this summer that they would not be returning for Season 29 of ‘Dancing with the Stars.Bergeron, 65, hosted the show for 15 연령. (Eric McCandless/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

Bergeron was questioned about his 15-year run at the ABC show and, when asked about what moments stand out the most to him, he said it was all about the friendships he formed withpeople who were on camera and behind the camera.He revealed he used to throwmidseason parties for cast and staff.

It helped create a sense of solidarityand then we’d try to sober up the next day,” 그는 덧붙였다.

Although his exit appeared to be as much of a surprise to him as it was for his fans, Bergeron said he’s beenvery fortunatefor his career accomplishments thus far.

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I’ve been on two network shows for the better part of 15 year each, so life’s been good,” the former “America’s Funniest Home Videoshost said.

As far as what’s in store for his hosting future, Bergeron admitted, “There’s no real fire in my gut to do it again. Having said that, I’m always open to surprises.

He also joked that if he were to ever write a sequel to his 2009 회상록, he’d call it, “I’m Relaxing as Slow as I Can!”

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The former 'America's Funniest Home Videos' host reflected on the friendships he formed with the cast and crew on the ABC dance competition show.

The former ‘America’s Funniest Home Videoshost reflected on the friendships he formed with the cast and crew on the ABC dance competition show. (게티 이미지)

Bergeron announced in July that he was abruptly departing the ABC show after serving as the host since its premiere in 2005. 당시, 그 트윗: “Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It’s been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made.

ABC said in a statement: “Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ family. 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.

하나, neither statement made it clear how the decision was reached. A representative for the comedian later told Fox News in a statement that the decision was ultimately the network’s call.

“ABC opted not to pick up Tom’s option. In the fine tradition of Hollywood cliches, they’re ‘Going in a different direction,’” the statement read.

얼마 후, Tyra Banks was tapped as his and Andrewsreplacement, 많은 to the dismay of fans.

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Tyra Banks was tapped as host for Season 29.

Tyra Banks was tapped as host for Season 29. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)

시즌 29 with Banks at the helmshe was also its executive producerwrapped last month, with dancing pro Artem Chigvintsev and hisBachelorettealum Kaitlyn Bristowe taking home the mirrorball trophy. It was a bit of a turbulent start for newcomer Banks, who early on suffered an elimination error that was later determined to be the control room’s fault.

Banks herself noted that it was achallenge to replace the pair.

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Speaking to Us Weekly before the Season 29 첫날, 그녀가 말했다: “내말은, 알 잖아, Tom Bergeron and Erin, they lead the show, this is one of the top-rated shows in the world. 그래서 [I’m] respecting the stage that they have set and then adding my icing to that. I feel confident about that, 하지만 물론, it’s a challenge, but I don’t back away from challenges.”

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And at home, Bergeron made it known he was keeping tabs. He made a few “별과 함께 춤을” digs leading up to Season 29, 같은 joking about Bankspromotional poster, as well as updating his Twitter bio to read, “Former Co-Host of ‘Footwork with the Famous.'

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