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‘Dancing With The Stars’ Host Tom Bergeron Disappointed With Sean Spicer Booking; Others React

‘Dancing With The Stars’ Host Tom Bergeron Disappointed With Sean Spicer Booking; Others React

Refresh for updates Tom Bergeron, the longtime host of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, isn’t happy with the booking of Sean Spicer, Donald Trump’s former White House press secretary, as a contestant for the upcoming season.

In a tweet today following the casting announcement, Bergeron wrote that he had hoped the upcoming 28 season “would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from Any party affiliations.”

In fact, Bergeron said he left a lunch with the show’s new executive producer (that would be Andrew Llinares) a few months ago and thought they were in agreement.

“Subsequently (and rather obviously),” Bergeron continued, “a decision was made to, as we often say in Hollywood, ‘go in a different direction.”

Bergeron also stopped by for a promotional appearance on SiriusXM to discuss the show with host Dalton Ross, reiterating his tweet.

See his entire Twitter statement below.

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