‘Dancing With The Stars’: The Show’s Fans Savagely ‘Welcome’ New Host Tyra Banks On Twitter

by Jeremy Spirogis

It was stunning sufficient to listen to the information that each Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews had been abruptly fired from the favored dance competitors.

Then the opposite dance shoe dropped when it was introduced that Tyra Banks can be the hit present’s new host. And the information has not been acquired very properly by the present’s followers.

New 'Dancing With The Stars' Host Tyra Banks
New ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Host Tyra Banks | Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME

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Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews had been abruptly dropped from ‘Dancing With The Stars’

The information this week that each co-hosts of the hit ABC competitors had been fired was a surprising shock not solely to followers however to the expertise themselves. It was a transfer nobody noticed coming.

Bergeron, 65, who has hosted for the reason that present’s 2005 begin, genially introduced his firing on Twitter, telling followers, “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. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?”

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Actor Lea Thompson, who competed on the present in 2014, tweeted to Bergeron, “I love you. You are the best.There is no @DancingABC without you. They might as well cancel it. xoxoxoxoxo”

Community star Yvette Nicole Brown, posted on Twitter, “I am annoyed and can’t find any words that I should say about this news. . .”

Bergeron’s co-host Erin Andrews, 42, additionally tweeted the information of her firing, saying “Thank you ABC and your complete Dancing with the Stars household for six memorable seasons. Those years wouldn’t 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 that set, even when I wasn’t one of the best at strolling in heels.”

And Tyra Banks was named the brand new host

ABC is ripping the bandage off the dance program’s present format, with the startling exit of its current hosts and now with the just-as-rapid-fire naming of latest host, Tyra Banks, who may also function government producer on the present.

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The mannequin and tv character expressed her delight to affix the profitable collection in a press release through which she additionally praised Bergeron.

“I’ve been a fan of ‘DWTS’ since its beginning,” Banks 46, stated in a press release this week. “The fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances. It’s always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk. Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy.”

‘DWTS’ followers aren’t precisely welcoming Banks with open arms on Twitter

After the announcement of Banks as new host of the competitors, lots of the present’s ardent followers shortly hopped on Twitter to notice their intense displeasure.

One fan protested Banks as host, saying, “She wasn’t good on America’s Got Talent. . . I cant see her being higher than Mr. Bergeron.”

Another tweet learn, “Considering how horribly she treated and spoke to people when she hosted America’s Next Top Model, this is a poor choice and a very hard pass.”

“She found a new outlet to talk about herself the entire time,” tweeted one other DWTS fan.

“So they took the two, Universally LOVED hosts and tossed them out and replaced them with this Mean Queen,” a really loyal fan tweeted. “Yeah. That will work. Just what we need. Everyone I know who watched @DancingABC is now promising not to watch. We needed comfort tv What we loved ABC took that away from us.”

Finally, one tweeter expressed some hope in Banks’ future on the present: “I’m ready for a new face. Welcome, Tyra!”

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