“He’s not worried,” the insider advised Closer Weekly on Wednesday. “[Tom is] one of the most competent hosts out there. He’s professional and gets the job done, but he’s a realist and he knows that Hollywood is about luck first and talent second. His only concern is will [lightning] strike again?”
Based on the outlet, the 65-year-old discovered he wasn’t going to be returning to DWTS after ABC and producer BBC Studios introduced they have been taking the hit collection in a “new creative direction.” The longtime on-camera persona, who has a part of DWTS since Season 1, was changed with Tyra Banks.
“Was he blindsided? Yes, but he’s big into meditating so he’s pretty zen, he’s not the type of guy to hold a grudge,” the supply claimed. “He’s [let] issues go. So he’s completely satisfied about Tyra Banks getting the job. He likes to say, ‘That’s showbiz.'”
The insider alleged that Bergeron “wasn’t anticipating to be out of a job” so instantly. However due to his decades-long success in leisure, Bergeron is “hopeful he’ll land a job soon.”
“One thing I know is that Tom isn’t ready to retire,” claimed the supply. “He loves getting up and going to work. Tom will carry on doing what he’s been doing — studying books, catching up on exhibits and classic films and puttering round his house doing repairs and initiatives. He’s holding busy and never frightened in regards to the future. I’m sure he’ll land on his toes.”
Following the stunning announcement, Bergeron gave a lighthearted response.
“I guess I won’t be getting back my monogrammed towels,” he tweeted as an oblique response to him and Banks having the identical initials.
Earlier this month, it was introduced that Banks, 46, would be the new solo host of the hit competitors collection’ upcoming 29th season after information broke that Bergeron and co-host Erin Andrews wouldn’t be returning. Bergeron initially took to Twitter to disclose the information.
He even struck a lightweight tone in his first tweet asserting that he wouldn’t be returning to the present, jokingly writing: “Now what am I supposed to do with all these glitter masks?”
In a press release supplied to Fox Information, a consultant for the star defined that the transfer was finally the community’s name.
“ABC opted not to pick up Tom’s option. In the fine tradition of Hollywood cliches, they’re ‘Going in a different direction,’” the assertion reads.
In a joint assertion from ABC and BBC obtained by Fox Information, the networks assured that “Bergeron will ceaselessly be a part of the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ household.”
“As we embark on a brand new artistic route, he departs the present with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and allure that helped make this present a hit,” the assertion learn.
Moreover, ABC and BBC confirmed that co-host Erin Andrews, 42, wouldn’t be returning as effectively.
“Erin may also not be returning, and we recognize all that she dropped at the ballroom,” the assertion mentioned. “Followers have been rooting for her since she initially competed as a contestant again in 2010, and her signature humorousness has change into a trademark of the present.”
Andrews took to Instagram together with her personal affirmation of her departure.
“Thanks ABC and the complete Dancing with the Stars household for six memorable seasons,” she wrote. “These years would not have been as particular with out my loving host Tom Bergeron, the gifted dancers, and witty judges. I’ll all the time cherish my days on set, even when I wasn’t the very best at strolling in heels.”
Banks lately appeared on “Good Morning America,” the place she mentioned her new place as host of the present.
“OK, let’s just keep this real. It is going to be so next level,” she mentioned when requested what followers can count on from the revamped collection going ahead.
She continued: “We’re doing all this crazy stuff, taking it to the next level but still keeping the stuff that we know America loves. But get ready because it’s going to be different.”
The host famous that Banks is breaking boundaries by being the primary Black lady to host “Dancing with the Stars,” on condition that Bergeron has been with the present because it debuted in 2005. She was additionally the primary Black mannequin to be featured within the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
“I like breaking those doors down so that we don’t have any more firsts,” Banks mentioned, noting that she hadn’t thought in regards to the “DWTS” accolade in these phrases. “But it’s nice to be first right? So that you can open that door and let so many other people after you. I’m excited, yeah.”
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s presently no phrase on when the following season of “Dancing with the Stars” will go into manufacturing.
Fox Information’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.