Supermodel Tyra Banks announced as DWTS’ brand new host, EP

News from New York Times

A day after Tom Bergeron, the longtime “Dancing With the Stars” host, announced on Twitter that ABC had not invited him to return for the show’s 29th season, the network revealed his replacement: Tyra Banks, the former supermodel and businesswoman.

Banks, whose reality TV credits include hosting “America’s Next Top Model” and “America’s Got Talent,” will also serve as the show’s executive producer, the network announced late Tuesday night.

“Tom has set a powerful stage,” Banks said in a joint statement from ABC and BBC Studios, the show’s production company.

“And I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”

The network parted ways with Bergeron, who had hosted the show for 15 years, and Erin Andrews, who had done so for six, earlier this week, citing a desire to take the show in a new direction after several seasons of sagging ratings.

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