Host Tom Bergeron Was "Shocked" by Lochte Incident on "DWTS"
ABCLOS ANGELES) — The season premiere of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars was interrupted by shouts of protesters, including two men who rushed the dance floor Monday night during the judges’ critique of beleaguered U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte.
Host Tom Bergeron spoke with Good Morning America Tuesday morning, and he explained what it was like on the dance floor.
“It’s not uncommon for there to be a lot of…cheering, a lot of jeering when people don’t like the judges’ comments. It wasn’t really until I saw Carrie-Ann’s expression change, that I got the sense that something more was going on.”
“We have a very good security system here, we have metal detectors, bags are checked, et cetera,” said the host, who was praised by Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, and Michael Strahan for being cool under pressure.
No one was harmed during the incident but many were shaken up by it.
Lochte said he was “hurt” by the incident, telling Bergeron, “So many feelings are going through my head right now.”
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