Tyra Banks is in, and Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews are out at Dancing With the Stars.
ABC announced Tuesday the supermodel, actress and entrepreneur had signed on as host and executive producer of the series, just one day after the network confirmed Bergeron and Andrews would not be returning to their hosting duties.
“I’ve been a fan of DWTS since its beginning,” Banks said in a press release. “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.”
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Banks will work with executive producer-showrunner Andrew Llinares to bring new energy to the show, according to ABC.
“As we gear up for the show’s 29th season, we can’t wait to welcome Tyra Banks to our Dancing stage,” said Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment. “Tyra is an award-winning multi-hyphenate 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.”
Banks co-created and hosted America’s Next Top Model on UPN and The CW from 2003-2015 and in 2018 on VH1. She also hosted the syndicated Tyra Banks Show and NBC’s America’s Got Talent.
ABC and BBC Studios said Monday Bergeron and Andrews would be leaving as the series moves in a “new creative direction.”