Tyra Banks becomes the new host of Dancing With The Stars after Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were cut together
Tyra Banks is announced as the new host of Dancing With The Stars, which DailyMail.com can reveal exclusively.
Multiple sources from within ABC have confirmed that former America’s Next Top Model host, 46, will replace Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, both of whom were removed from the hit show on Monday.
Banks will also receive the title of executive producer and will be officially unveiled on Wednesday as the new host on Good Morning America, insiders tell DailyMail.com.
DailyMail.com has contacted ABC for comment.
The newest: Tyra Banks, 46, is announced as the new Dancing With The Stars host, DailyMail.com can reveal exclusively
Bergeron recently hosted the 28th season of Dancing With The Stars and marked his 15th year with the program.
The Emmy-awarded host tweeted that the show would “continue” him on Monday afternoon; ABC later confirmed in a statement that Bergeron was not only out, but that his co-host Andrews would not be returning.
A television personality representative said in a statement Tuesday that the move was the network’s call, “ABC chose not to include Tom’s option. In the fine tradition of Hollywood clichés, they are “going in a different direction”.
In his tweet, the 65-year-old TV personality revealed that he had only recently heard of his resignation.
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They’re all gone: ABC and BBC Studios confirmed that both Bergeron and co-presenter Erin Andrews would not be returning for the next 29th season in a statement; shown in November
Proven: Banks has been a show business veteran for more than three decades and finds success in a variety of formats including modeling, acting, hosting and producing
He said: ‘Just informed @DancingABC continues without me. It has been an incredible 15-year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I am grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships. That said, what should I do with all these glitter masks now? he joked.
Bergeron didn’t linger long to say more, but when a fan asked if he would “finally” be a contestant, he replied, “Um … no.”
He also quoted and tweeted the comedian Randy Rainbow after writing, “I’ll be right there.
“On the plus side, now I’m free for our socially distant lunch!” he replied.
Andrews first spoke on Tuesday after it was announced that she and longtime host Bergeron will not be returning to the reality league series next season.
The 42-year-old TV personality took to Instagram on Tuesday to share a grateful statement along with two photos with the 65-year-old host. She wrote, “Thanks ABC and the whole family Dancing with the Stars for 6 memorable seasons.
“Those years wouldn’t have been so special without my loving host Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers and witty judges. I will always cherish my days on set even though I wasn’t the best in heels. ‘
Andrews started co-hosting in 2014 for season 18, after Brooke Burke-Charvet’s departure.
ABC and BBC Studios confirmed that both he and his co-host Erin Andrews would not be returning for the upcoming 29th season in a statement.
Tom Bergeron will be part of the Dancing With The Stars family forever. As we take a new creative direction, he leaves the show with our sincere thanks and gratitude for his signature humor and charm that contributed to the success of this show.
“Erin won’t be back either, and we appreciate everything she brought to the ballroom. Fans have rooted for her since she originally competed as a contestant in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show. ‘
A veteran of show business for over three decades, Banks has found success in a variety of formats, including modeling, acting, hosting and producing.
The Inglewood, California-born stunner was the first black woman to be featured on the covers of GQ magazines, and the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
She was also Victoria’s Secret Angel for eight years and has appeared in such films as Higher Learning, Love & Basketball and Coyote Ugly.
She has found some of her greatest successes on TV with the America’s Next Top Model series, which she hosted and produced in a series of 22 seasons from 2003 to 2015.
She also hosted her own talk show on The CW entitled The Tyra Banks Show, for which she will not receive multiple Daytime Emmy awards.
She also hosted America’s Got Talent during her 12th season in 2017.