PureDWTS Season 29: Tom Bergeron & Erin Andrews No Longer Hosting

This has to be one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse…the Berge getting CANNED from DWTS????

  Like John (who pointed this out to me, as I’m on a possibly-permanent Twitter vacation), my gut tells me this  was likely budgetary in nature – ad revenue is dwindling and they can no longer afford him.  Although I can’t help but wonder if his vocal dislike of the current administration had something to do with it as well – DWTS viewers skew conservative.

UPDATE: Apparently Erin is out too, per ET:

ABC and BBC Studios released a joint statement to ET confirming the news, and revealed that Andrews, his longtime co-host, will also be leaving 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,” the statement explained. “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.”

As for Erin, it’s likely a money thing and not much else – from what I could tell, viewers had really warmed to her in recent years. I like to think she maybe bowed out on her own accord – she gets so busy during the NFL season, and has been talking about her fertility struggles for a few years after her cancer diagnosis. Maybe she’ll finally get a chance to start the family she wants.

Well I’m not really looking forward to next season…if there even is one 🙁 Thoughts?