Tyra Banks is twirling into the ballroom — not truly dancing, however internet hosting the upcoming season of ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” Selection has confirmed.
Banks’ new gig comes after information broke on Monday that longtime host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews can be departing the present.
“I’ve been a fan of ‘DWTS’ since its beginning…The fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances…it’s always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk,” stated Banks, who may also function an government producer along with host.
In her assertion, Banks honored authentic host Bergeron, saying, “Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”
Information of Bergeron and Andrews’ exit got here immediately on Monday night. Bergeron has been with the present for 28 seasons, since its inception, and Andrews had been co-hosting with Bergeron since season 18.
Bergeron tweeted that he was knowledgeable by ABC he wouldn’t be requested again to the present for the 29th season. His tweet indicated that the shakeup got here as a shock. “Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me,” he tweeted. “It’s been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?”
“Tom has been an integral part of the ABC family for nearly two decades, from hosting ‘AFV’ to ‘Dancing with the Stars’ — we are grateful for all he and Erin have done to make ‘Dancing’ a success,” stated Karey Burke, president of ABC Leisure. “As we gear up for the show’s 29th season, we can’t wait to welcome Tyra Banks to our ‘Dancing’ stage. Tyra is an award-winning multihyphenate whose fierce female prowess and influence across many industries have made an indelible mark. Her fresh take on America’s favorite dancing competition will surely bring more than a ‘Smize’ to fans everywhere.”
With the addition of Banks, “Dancing With The Stars” is getting a “creative refresh” for its 29th season, in line with ABC, which didn’t present any extra particulars on modifications for the upcoming fall season.
Banks is likely one of the greatest names in actuality TV competitors historical past, having created, hosted and government produced “America’s Next Top Model.” She additionally served because the host of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” for 2 seasons from 2017 to 2018. Banks obtained two Emmys for her personal talkshow, “The Tyra Banks Show,” which ran fro 2005 to 2010.
The community has not disclosed how season 29 might be produced, in gentle of industry-wide shutdowns with the coronavirus pandemic, however as they are saying on the dance ground, the present should go on.
Banks is repped by UTA.