Tom Bergeron Reacts To Julianne Hough Being Named New “DWTS” Host

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For 28 seasons – and 448 episodes – Tom Bergeron was the host of Dancing With The Stars. He had a few different co-hosts over the years including Lisa Canning for the first season in 2005, Samantha Harris, Brooke Burke, and Erin Andrews. In a surprising move, Bergeron and Andrews were replaced by Tyra Banks for Season 29.

After three seasons, Banks announced she would be exiting the long-running franchise. She hosted Season 29 and 30 alone, but for Season 31, former DWTS champion Alfonso Ribeiro joined her as co-host.

In a surprise move, Banks announced she would be leaving Dancing With The Stars on March 17 during a paparazzi interview with TMZ. Shortly after that, Dancing With The Stars announced her replacement – two-time DWTS champion and former judge Julianne Hough! She will join Ribeiro for Season 32.

Since his departure in 2019, Bergeron has tip-toed around his firing and his replacement, even calling the show “Footsteps with the Famous” on social media. But, when it was announced that Ribeiro would be joining Season 31, he was elated.

Getting Conrad Green back as DWTS showrunner is only ONE of their smartest decisions. Here’s the other one 👏🏼 Congratulations, buddy!” he wrote in July 2022.


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Now, he is reacting to Hough being named a co-host as well. Let’s not forget, her brother, Derek Hough, is a judge on the show as well! Bergeron shared photos of himself and the Hough siblings, as well as a selfie of him and Ribeiro, and wrote, “Glad the show’s in good hands. Their feet ain’t bad, either.”

Hough responded, “These feet could never fill your shoes, but I’ll bring my own and hope I do you proud! I absolutely learned from the best! I completely and utterly adore you.”

It seems Bergeron is finally happy with his replacements! See his sweet post below.

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