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"America's Funniest Home Videos," which America hasn't much watched during the past few years, is losing a star: Tom Bergeron is ankling, to use a bit of Variety-ese. This news surfaced Tuesday, via Joe Adalian and Vulture, which reported a statement from TB: “I’ve decided that, after 15 wonderful seasons as host of AFV, next year, the show's 25th anniversary(!!), will be my last.”
Now quick, who were the first hosts of "AFHV?" Come on... you know... sure you do... Bob Saget. But here's the real trivia question -- who followed? Answer: Daisy Fuetes and John Fugelsang.
Of course, people still watch the show -- it wouldn't be on the air if they did not. It's been a Sunday fixture for as long as anyone can remember, and ABC may even be shocked to learn it's still on its air. But Bergeron, as with "DWTS," is a vital part of the success; he's got that "who-me-take-this-nonsense-seriously?" attitude that makes all the silliness so much more palatable. He will, no doubt, be missed sorely by fans.