There are only some weeks earlier than the season 29 premiere of Dancing With the Stars and drama is brewing behind the scenes. With the exit of hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews — and the addition of Tyra Banks — there’s certain to be somewhat turbulance. That stated, right here’s the newest scoop
Tyra Banks changed Tom Burgeron and Erin Andrews as host and EP
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Longtime followers of DWTS weren’t too pleased with the sudden departure of Burgeron and Andrews. The information got here in early July when Bergeron tweeted that he is not going to return for an additional season.
“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?” he wrote.
Initially, it wasn’t clear why Bergeron was reduce out, or if he determined to go one other path on his personal volition. Some speculate it had one thing to do with Bergeron’s feedback about former DWTS contestant Sean Spicer.
At the time, Banks spoke in regards to the new gig.
“I’ve been a fan of DWTS since its starting … The enjoyable combined with uncooked emotion, seeing celebrities push previous their consolation zones, the scorching dance performances…it’s all the time transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk,” she stated in an official assertion by way of CNN.
Whether the modifications are for the higher stay to be seen. However, stories of disagreements between Banks and judges are already beginning to flow into.
Banks and Len Goodman are allegedly butting heads
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Things might not be going so properly between the judges, in line with a brand new report by OK! Magazine. As decide Len Goodman heals from having pores and skin most cancers eliminated, the outlet said that his opinion of the brand new path the present is shifting towards isn’t his cup of tea.
“Len is 76-year-old and doesn’t think there is anything wrong with the show,” sources advised OK! “He is proud of the show he started in England before adapting it for a US audience. As far as Len is concerned, he would never have replaced beloved host Tom Bergeron, but no one asked his opinion.”
The sources continued: “Tyra has taken over completely. She is an executive producer as well as the host and wants to change the show to a point where it’s long-time fans won’t recognize it anymore. The only person that is standing up to her is Len, which as you can imagine isn’t going over well.”
The concern is that each one the modifications will have an effect on the present’s scores.
“Len thinks Tyra has no respect for the artwork of ballroom dancing and as a substitute needs to show the present into Keep Up With The Kardashians. It wouldn’t shock anybody if Len quits for ‘health reason’ earlier than the brand new seasons September 14th debut date.”
Neither Banks nor Goodman have commented on the claims but it surely isn’t the primary time the ATM creator has been in the midst of controversy.
Banks is used to backlash
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Over the years, Banks has come underneath fireplace for a cacophony of issues, notably as she hosted ATM. A latest instance of this got here up on Twitter when previous clips of her ATM internet hosting days resurfaced, displaying Banks in an unflattering mild for her remedy towards the aspiring fashions.
The clips revealed Banks demeaning a contestant for not having the hole between her tooth stuffed, having fashions darken their skintones (aka “Blackface), and extra.
Banks addressed the criticism, stating the “insensitivity” of her earlier feedback.
That stated, issues could solely be heating up for season 29 of DWTS. We’ll have to attend and see if the judges, and Banks, can discover a option to get alongside.