Dancing With the Stars Goes on Without Tom Bergeron Tonight

Tom Bergeron

Tom Bergeron at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. 2009 Photo: jfer21

Tonight Dancing With the Stars will be without the show’s longtime host, Tom Bergeron will be missing Week 4 of the hit ABC dance competition due to a family emergency.

Bergeron tweeted (along with a photo of him and his father): “I’ll miss 2morrow’s #dwts to be at my Dad’s bedside,” he explained on Twitter from back in day. “He’s given me a lifetime of support. Time to return the favor.”

Bergeron will pass his mic over to none other than Season 19 champion Alfonso Ribeiro who will take over as Erin Andrew’s partner in co-hosting crime during the upcoming installment.

“I will be filling in for @tombergeron tomorrow night on @dancingabc,” the former “DWTS” competitor dished. “I will be there with a heavy heart for my friend Tom and the Bergeron family.”

This won’t be Ribeiro’s first time appearing on Season 21 of the foot-tapping competition. “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actor made his debut on the current installment when he acted as a guest judge during Week 3 of “DWTS.”

“Guest judging on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is like returning home for me but with a big twist of being on the other side of the judge’s table,” Ribeiro told People magazine prior to planting a seat next to judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Julianne Hough and Bruno Tonioli.

Dancing With the Stars” airs Monday nights at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.

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