It was a feud that no one saw coming -- but that Tom Bergeron is hoping to squash!
Following Shatner's unexpected shade toward Nick Viall's Dancing With the Stars debut on Monday night -- during which he encouraged fans to vote for anyone but the former Bachelor -- Bergeron is trying to play peacemaker.
"Happy Birthday to my pal @WilliamShatner! Any chance I can negotiate a truce between you & @viallnicholas28 ?? 😂🎂🎉🎉," the DWTS host pleaded on Twitter on Wednesday.
Shatner has yet to reply to Bergeron's request, though judging by his Twitter rant on Monday, this beef isn't going anywhere.
"He needs to go next week!" the 86-year-old demanded, explaining that Viall "lives up to the homonym of his last name," and telling users to "Watch Andi’s Bachelorette Season where he started this Viall journey."
He lives up to the homonym of his last name. https://t.co/aD0CM2peAn— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 21, 2017
Watch Andi's Bachelorette Season where he started this Viall journey.🙄 https://t.co/kUTsPcT44n— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 21, 2017
"Leopards don’t change their spots," Shatner wrote as some came to Viall's defense. "Don’t be surprised if he shows up again on Paradise. I won’t be."
Leopards don't change their spots. Don't be surprised if he shows up again on paradise. I won't be. https://t.co/jqD1cQG423— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) March 21, 2017
Both Viall and Murgatroyd (whom Shatner doesn't seem to have any issue with) took to Twitter to respond to the Star Trek star's smear campaign. See their reactions in the video below.