The concept of the show is to pair a celebrity with a professional dancer in an attempt to win a high score from a panel of three judges and then a high number of votes from the viewers, who can call in and vote online. The person who receives the lowest score is eliminated, but they are allowed to dance one last dance at the end of the show.
Emmy Award-winning host Tom Bergeron always guarantees his audience a fun and memorable evening with his wit and humor. As host of ABC's hit Dancing with the Stars and America's Funniest Videos, he has clocked at different times more primetime hours on TV than any other host. His first book, I'm Hosting as Fast as I Can! Zen and the Art of Staying Sane in Hollywood, was published to rave reviews.
Bergeron began his broadcasting career in 1972 in his hometown of Haverhill, Massachusetts. He spent over a decade with WBZ-TV in Boston, hosting a number of popular shows. In 1994 he became host of Breakfast Time on FX, which morphed into Fox After Breakfast when it moved to the FOX network. He became a fill-in anchor on Good Morning America in 1997 before he segued to Hollywood Squares in 1998. While hosting Hollywood Squares, Bergeron kept busy as a fill-in anchor on CBS' The Early Show and hosted Supper Club for Planet Green.
In addition to hosting America's Funniest Home Videos, now in its 25th season, and ABC's hit Dancing with the Stars, his hosting credits include PBS' A Capitol Fourth, The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the Miss America Pageant, The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation's 28th College Television Awards Gala, among other specials.
Bergeron spends a lot of his free time volunteering his services for charity events, and was awarded the March of Dimes Special President's Award for Volunteer Excellence. He also has been chosen as one of the first class of inductees to the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame at Massosoit College.
Bergeron is a confessed gym rat, working out 4-5 days a week with a trainer. He also enjoys running and riding his bike on the beach. He splits his time between Connecticut and California, and lives with his wife and two daughters.
Tom Bergeron, Host Photos
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