“Dancing With the Stars” co-host Tom Bergeron is throwing shade at the recent announcement that former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has joined the recent cast.
The season 28 cast was announced Wednesday morning on “Good Morning America.” Among the names was Spicer, which caused much shock and awe.
Bergeron later took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to subtly protest the decision, though he did not name Spicer specifically.
He said he told his bosses of his hopes for the upcoming season. "Chief among them was my hope that 'DWTS,' in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from any party affiliation," Bergeron in a statement. "I left that lunch convinced we were in agreement."
While he never says Spicer’s name, he said that the show producers went “in a different direction” from what he claims they discussed.
He also poked fun at Spicer during the “GMA” announcement, saying, “The nice thing is, Sean will be in charge of assessing audience size.” It was a Spicer's infamous appearance to defend the crowd size at President Trump’s 2017 inauguration.
Other members of the new cast include Christie Brinkley, “The Office” star Kate Flannery, Lamar Odom and James Van Der Beek.
Hannah Brown moves from “The Bachelorette” to “Dancing With the Stars,” and 75-year-old Mary Wilson of the Supremes was introduced as the last cast member.