EXCLUSIVE: TOM BERGERON SAYS NO EX-WHITE HOUSE STAFF ON ‘DWTS’
Wednesday, Aug 23, 2017
by James Desborough
Fans of Dancing With The Stars are playing the waiting game on whether any of the President’s former colleagues will be doing the tango on TV this fall.
But show host Tom Bergeron appears to have divulged that all former White House staff members are unlikely to appear on the ABC hit series.
Bergeron reckons that DWTS is a place for viewers to step away from dealing with the political issues of the moment.
However in his ideal world, comic book fan Tom would love to see Marvel character Black Widow show her talent on the show.
Currently, former Trump aides Sean Spicer, Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci and Steve Bannon have been rumored to become participants on the prime time show.
But host Tom, speaking at the “Extraordinary: Stan Lee” Tribute, says the ex White House team members will not be gracing the famous dance floor.
Tom said: “My feeling it that it will be a lousy idea and there won’t be any.”
Asked why he is so certain, he replied:
“Think there won’t be any, because there won’t be any. But I think right now what we need is a little break. I would like to be a weekly break from all the agiter that we are getting everywhere else.”
Asked whether the “world shares his opinion” that entertainment TV is a distraction to the political situation, he smiled: “I don’t know if the world does, but I hope Nielsen families do – there you go.”
Tom was one of the rafts of celebrity guests and industry giants to celebrate one of the world’s most beloved creators, Stan Lee.
Chris Hardwick led the event to celebrate Lee’s work as the visionary behind The Avengers, Spider-Man, Black Panther, and countless other characters.
Comic book fan Tom admitted in his dream world of Stan Lee’s reality TV, that he would love to see Black Widow as a contestant on his Emmy-winning series.
He admitted: “I wouldn’t mind seeing Black Widow move. I am sure all of them are fairly agile and have great reserves of stamina, but I would vote for Black Widow.”
Tom’s dream would make TV gold for many fans as Scarlett Johansson plays Black Widow in the Avengers series.
The event Extraordinary: Stan Lee was broadcast live from the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills into more than 180 theaters nationwide.
Profits went to one of Stan’s favorite charities, Make-A-Wish®, to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The event is supported by FILA, White Castle, Mondo, Randolph Engineering, and Marvel Studios.
Reflecting on Lee’s legacy, Tom said: “When I was a kid collecting Marvel comics in the 60s there had been nothing like Marvel comics before, nothing like the characters that had super powers with everyday problems. There was a real sense of creative vitality that Stan was at the helm of. As a kid collecting comics every week … they were always Stan’s stuff.”