It is with a heavy heart that we report that, tomorrow night, Tom Bergeron will miss hosting DWTS for the first time – due to an illness in the family:
All of us at Pure are sending love, light, and prayers to Tom & his family during what is inevitably a very tough time. We will certainly miss him tomorrow night – but if he must miss it, I can’t think of any better way to spend that time than with family in need.
People is reporting that Alfonso will be filling in tomorrow night, which is a probably a surprise to just about NOBODY considering that someone asked me on Twitter who would be filling in for Tom tomorrow night, and I jokingly said “Alfonso’s probably available, lol”. And not 10 minutes later, People posted this.
Though host Tom Bergeron will miss Monday’s episode Dancing with the Stars, there will still be a co-host working alongside Erin Andrews.
Season 19 champion Alfonso Ribeiro is stepping in while Bergeron is spending time with his ailing father, a DWTS source confirms to PEOPLE.
Let the bitching & moaning commence…but I would keep this in mind: there probably weren’t a ton of relevant, available tv hosts on speed dial for TPTB to call in at the 11th hour, and as annoying/arrogant/etc. as some of you might find him, the dude does love DWTS, and always avails himself when they need him.