Tom Bergeron hasn’t been sitting around at home since being fired from Dancing with the Stars. The former host caught up with Billy Bush in a new interview, during which he revealed what he’s been up to since Tyra Banks took over and if he’s tuned in to Season 29 of the ABC show.
The former Access Hollywood correspondent chatted with Tom via video chat for Extra this week. In the video, which can be seen below, Tom proudly showed off his vintage ’78 Volkswagen Beetle. He revealed he’d been spending his time in New Hampshire “driving down some country roads,” and he showed off the fall foliage.
“Look at this beautiful place. What made you say, ‘I’m outta here. I’m getting in the old Beetle’?” Billy asked.
Tom took the opportunity to make a joke about his firing.
“Lately I’ve got more time on my hands,” he replied, as Billy let out a big laugh.
He then asked if Tom had been keeping up with the latest season of the show.
“Not watching any dancing competitions on television?” he teased.
“The past is the past. I’m looking to the future in my antique car,” Tom replied, hinting that he hasn’t tuned in to see how Tyra’s been doing.
The TV personality looked a little different than DWTS fans are used to as he showed off his bright red vehicle in the countryside. He kept things more casual outside the ballroom, ditching the dapper suit he wore every week. Instead, he rocked a navy blue button-down over a T-shirt and a gray scarf. He also wore sunglasses and a baseball cap.
Tom served as the host of ABC’s hit competition show for 14 years and 28 seasons. Since the series first began in 2005, he was a constant presence, appearing alongside various co-hosts, including Samantha Harris, Brooke Burke, and Erin Andrews.
His latest comments came shortly after he made it clear that he probably won’t be back on DWTS in the future. According to social media influencer Jessica Madison, Tom told her in a private message “that train has left the station” when she asked him if he’d return.
Tom’s name hasn’t been far from fans’ lips since Season 29 debuted last month, and many have called for him to come back.
His former co-workers have also shared love for him. Longtime judge Carrie Ann Inaba recently admitted she misses him and Erin, but also had high praise for his replacement.