Tom Bergeron

Fans of the reality television series “Dancing With The Stars” got quite a shock last night when Tom Bergeron, who has hosted the show for 15 years, revealed that he has been fired. Now, celebrity fans are taking to Twitter to react to this surprising news. 

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Longtime host Tom Bergeron, a two-time Emmy Award-winner, hosted the “Dancing With The Stars” from its start and Erin Andrews joined him in Season 18.

ABC confirmed this news in a statement to Deadline in which the network confirmed that both Bergeron and his cohost Erin Andrews, 42, had been fired from the show:

“Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing with the Stars family. As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success. Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she originally competed as a contestant back in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show.”

Judge Bruo Tonioli reached out to Erin Andrews:

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Former DWTS Contestants Furious Over Bergeron’s Firing

Since news of Bergeron’s firing broke, celebrities who appeared on the show have been taking to Twitter to voice their disappointment with ABC’s decision.

Former “Brady Bunch” star Maureen McCormick tweeted:

“Back To The Future” star Lea Thompson shared: 

Former “DWTS” contestant Bindi Irwin, daughter of the legendary “Crocodile Hunter” Steve Irwin replied: 

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Other Celebrities Chimed In As Well

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Stars who had never appeared on “Dancing With The Stars” got in on the action as well. One of the most impassioned defenses of Bergeron came from former “Community” star Yvette Nicole Brown.

Brown added more later: 

It remains to be seen what direction ABC plans to take “Dancing With The Stars” without Bergeron at the helm of it. 

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