Tuesday’s episode of Dancing With the Stars just got a little more interesting. Earlier today, Tom Bergeron stopped by Ryan Seacrest’s morning radio show to chat about the new season of his reality show. Partway through the interview, Seacrest mentioned that Chris Brown is scheduled to perform on tomorrow evening’s Dancing results show — exactly a week after his well-publicized freakout on the set of fellow ABC program Good Morning America. He then asked Bergeron if he’s planning to mention the meltdown when he speaks to Brown on air.
Bergeron’s answer makes it sound like he might go either way. “Well, here’s the thing,” he began. “I did say to the producers that it might be to their advantage to not have me interview him, because my natural tendency would be to say something. So don’t put me in a position where you’re asking me not to say something, because I won’t really do that.” Later, he laughed and joked that ABC’s execs will probably strap him into a “Hannibal Lecter suit” to keep him from saying anything that could make Brown’s visit even more awkward.
I know what I’m hoping for… mostly because I know that if Bergeron talks about the meltdown, our own Annie Barrett will have a field day recording what happens next. What do you think, PopWatchers — should Bergeron go with his gut and bring up what happened on GMA? Or, in the face of Brown’s defensive apology, should the DWTS host let bygones be bygones and focus only on Brown’s music?