The fired host of the ABC celebrity ballroom competition, who was let go alongside his longtime sidekick Erin Andrews in a surprise cast shakeup this week, took to Twitter to remark on the addition of new DWTS host and executive producer Banks, who has the same initials as he does.
“I guess I won’t be getting back my monogrammed towels,” Bergeron tweeted.
In response to Bergeon’s tweet, Erin Andrews chimed in, “You got towels [Tom Bergeron]?”
He replied, “I’m sorry this is how you had to find out. #TerryCloth.”
Bergeron’s wit is one of the things Dancing with the Stars fans will miss most as the series heads in a “new creative direction” with a fierce fashion model at the helm. Bergeron even cracked a joke in his original announcement about his ousting from Dancing with the Stars.
“Now what am I supposed to do with all these glitter masks?” he wrote, as previously shared by The Inquisitr.
Fans are wondering what’s next for Bergeron after being with the show for 15 years and 28 seasons. The busy TV personality has a lot of experience as a television host, including a long stint on America’s Funniest Home Videos — which he hosted from 2001-2015 — but he also has a bit of an acting resume. Bergeron has appeared in small roles on popular television shows such as The Nanny, Castle, and Star Trek: Enterprise, according to his IMDB page.
Following his firing, the Canadian detective series Murdock Mysteries seemed eager to scoop Bergeron up. They tweeted, “Tom, we would love to have you anytime!”
Bergeron responded to the invite by saying he’d love to appear on the series.
“Don’t toy with me. I’m dead serious,” Bergeron wrote. “Not that I want to be dead on the show. I already was killed off on an episode of Castle. But I’d LOVE to be the bad guy (not James Gillies level bad, tho). Let’s DM about it.”
In addition to taking meetings via direct message, Bergeron has been spending time with famous pals. On Wednesday, he spent the afternoon with his good friend, television legend Dick Van Dyke. The two passed the time by doing socially distanced Laurel and Hardy impersonations, as can be seen by Bergeron’s cute Instagram video here.