‘Dancing With the Stars’ Names Tyra Banks’ Replacement

Tyra Banks on Dancing With the Stars (Credit: Disney+)

Dancing With the Stars is bringing in a show veteran as its new host.

Julianne Hough will co-host season 32 of the dance competition series alongside Alfonso Ribeiro, Disney+ announced Monday.

Hough has a long history with the show after serving as a professional dancer, and winning the Mirrorball trophy with Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno and race car driver Hélio Castroneves. She later joined the judges’ table for seasons 19 through 21, and seasons 23 and 24.

News of Hough’s hiring comes just days after Tyra Banks said she would be leaving the show.

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LAS VEGAS - MAY 20: Julianne Hough arrives at the 2012 Billboard Awards at MGM Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV — Photo by Jean_Nelson/Deposit Photos
Julianne Hough arrives at Billboard Awards. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

The model and entrepreneur told TMZ she was moving on to focus on her business empire.

“I feel it’s time for me to really focus on my business and my entrepreneurship, and also producing more TV, but behind the scenes,” she said. “I think it’s time to graduate from the dance floor to the stock market floor.”

The star joined the ABC series as host and executive producer in 2020, during a shakeup which saw hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews exit the series.

In 2022 amid falling ratings, ABC moved the show off broadcast TV to Disney+ after 15 years and 30 seasons.

The network also brought in Alfonso Ribeiro as co-host for season 31. Ribeiro competed and won the top prize on the 19th season of DWTS. He also hosted the nationwide Dancing with the Stars tour.