Tyra Banks Is The New Host and Executive Producer Of Dancing With The Stars
Tyra Banks, famous model and fashion icon, has just made the decision to swap the runway for the dance-floor as she has been announced to become an executive producer and host of the show ‘Dancing with the Stars’.
Banks will be replacing Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron as the show’s host as Tom Bergeron prepares to conclude his fifteen years on the show.
In a statement, the 46-year-old spoke about her love for the show. “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.” Then speaking about Tom Bergeron, she said, “Tom has set a powerful stage and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats!”
On Good Morning America, Banks jokingly said that she cannot affirm or deny the rumors that Dr. Anthony Fauci would show up on Dancing with the Stars during its next season. Dr. Fauci, Director of NIAID, has been on the Coronavirus Task Force and has been working with other members to rid the United States of the coronavirus.
“I don’t know if he would do this right now, but I can imagine that once we have our cure for COVID-19, once we have our vaccine, I don’t know, he might have to come on and do a little cha-cha-cha to celebrate.” Tyra said.
Concerning being the first black woman and single host in the show’s history, she said, “I never even thought of that. I like breaking those doors down so that we don’t have any more firsts, but it’s nice to be first, right? So that you can open that door and let so many other people in after you.”
ABD and BBC, two channels that produce and air DWTS, are pleased to have Tyra on board.
“Tyra Banks is an icon whose powerful presence, trademark confidence and industry-leading achievements inspire us. This represents a landmark moment in our 28 seasons producing Dancing with the Stars as we take this iconic show in a new creative direction.” Valerie Bruce, BBC Studio’s General Manager, said in her statement.
The producers are also confident that Banks will do a great job of hosting the show as she created and also was the producer of the famous show America’s Next Top Model. After working on the show from 2003-2015, she started the Tyra Banks Show and won numerous Emmy Awards. Afterwards, she replaced Nick Cannon as a host on another famous show America’s Got Talent.
With Tyra Banks as the host, there will definitely be some changes. However, fans are excited to see these changes and follow her on her journey as the host!