It's fair to say that many aspects of life for the past year have been disappointing, at best, for a lot of people. But, Dancing with the Stars fans had an added ding to their happiness when it was revealed that original, long-time host Tom Bergeron, as well as his co-host Erin Andrews, were cut from Season 29, which aired in the fall of 2020. They were replaced on the ever popular dancing competition by Tyra Banks, but several fans just wanted Bergeron and Andrews back. Now, those same DWTS fans are feeling even more hopeful that Bergeron will return, and we know why.
Even though fans were truly stunned by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews being suddenly replaced before Season 29, Bergeron reacted to the news publicly with his trademark sincerity and dry humor. He noted what an "unexpected gift" hosting Dancing with the Stars had been, and then went on to wonder about what he was supposed to do with all of the "glitter masks" he'd supposedly accumulated in preparation for the first quarantine season of the series. But, after a recently posted cryptic tweet on his Twitter feed, fans are beginning to think that Bergeron could be making a comeback. Take a gander at what he posted, so we can talk about it, below!
OK, so there's a lot going on in this very short and to the point post from Tom Bergeron, and it's very easy to see why a lot of Dancing with the Stars viewers are hoping this message means that he'll be coming back for Season 30. Not only did he post a simple "stay tuned..." caption with a smirking emoji, but he added the classic "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!" clip from 1990's The Godfather: Part III. Adding up all of those pieces...well, he'd better be returning to DWTS, right?
I mean, sure, he could be going back to another of his long-running hosting gigs, and this tweet could really be about America's Funniest Home Videos. But, that seems less likely, if for no other reason than fans of that show seem more than happy with the work Alfonso Ribeiro has been doing there since 2015, while those who tuned in for the most recent season of Dancing with the Stars had a lot of mixed to not-so-nice things to say about new host Tyra Banks during her first season.
Banks seemed like a very surprising choice to a lot of viewers, probably because she's mostly known as being a supermodel / mogul and had never even competed on DWTS or been especially known as a celebrity fan of the show. But, Banks has hosting experience aplenty from her many years with America's Next Top Model, America's Got Talent, and her own daytime talk show. Unfortunately, her time on one season of the series so far (she also came on as an executive producer), wasn't met with many glowing reviews. To make matters worse, Banks made a big on-air blunder, which was even compared to Steve Harvey's infamous Miss Universe screw ups from 2016 and 2019.
Basically, people just want Tom Bergeron back on Dancing with the Stars really, really bad (even though folks still tuned in without him) and are now hoping beyond hope that this tweet means it might become a reality soon.
Dancing with the Stars will be back on ABC for Season 30 later this year, but we don't have a premiere date just yet. The network did announce that Tyra Banks would be hosting again, so if Tom Bergeron returned, my guess is that it wouldn't be for very long.