Dancing With the Stars is finally back after an offseason filled with stunning changes, none of which were bigger than the removal of longtime host Tom Bergeron and co-host Erin Andrews. The latter's absence was visibly felt the minute the new season kicked back up as fans took to social media to express their disappointment in not seeing Andrews on set.
The NFL sideline reporter hasn't been shy about feeling blindsided by the firing. On a recent episode of The Token CEO podcast, Andrews revealed she was told the news while out golfing with her husband and even her dog. She called it a "super big bummer" and admitted she felt like a "loser" after learning of her fate. Andrews explained that no one ever wants to be let go on when it's not on their terms, especially when she said she felt like in a "perfect fit" with her position on the ABC dancing competition.
With Andrews no longer on the screen every Monday night, viewers weren't shy about expressing their frustrations over the decision made by ABC to take a different direction with their two former hosts to Tyra Banks serving as the sole replacement.
@ErinAndrews not watching dwts, it's not the same without you!— jen (@jenscloset) September 15, 2020
I’ve watched @DancingABC with @emilyursula since our early years of grad school. Tyra Banks replaced Erin Andrews 🤯⁉️and I already hate it as much as I expected. Besides being SUPER PROBLEMATIC, she is also extremely annoying. This may be the end of the watching streak. #dwts— Dr. Rebecca Kreitzer (@rebeccakreitzer) September 15, 2020
@ErinAndrews Eight minutes into DWTS and I’m already not feeling it without you and Tom . . . Also NO LEN!!! WTH!!!— Kelly McVicker (@KenzKatMom3) September 15, 2020