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Tom Bergeron Dropped As Host Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

After 28 seasons, "Dancing With The Stars" host Tom Bergeron has been dropped from the show. Bergeron made the announcement early Monday evening on Twitter:

"Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. It's been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career.  I'm grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?"

Bergeron has had a long, varied career on television, beginning with more than a decade as a local anchor and host in Boston. His first national exposure was as co-host of 1994-1997's "Breakfast Time" on FX (which changed its name to "Fox After Breakfast" when it moved to Fox). He was the host of "Hollywood Squares" from 1998-2004. He became the new host of "America's Funniest Home Videos" on 2001 and the host of the new reality series "Dancing With The Stars" in 2005. He also hosted the 2008 talk show "Supper Club With Tom Begeron," which aired on the short-lived Discovery-owned Green Network.

Bergeron recently participated in Fox’s "The Masked Singer" where he was unmasked as the singer underneath the Taco costume.

UPDATE: In a new statement, ABC confirms Bergeron was fired from the show, along with co-host Erin Andrews:

"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."