Tyra Banks Says She’s Leaving ‘Dancing With the Stars’: ‘It’s Time’
Tyra Banks’ Dancing With the Stars days are over, Yahoo Entertainment can confirm.
The supermodel said she will no longer host the reality competition show after three seasons.
She revealed this to TMZ, saying, “I think it’s time for me to really focus on my business and my entrepreneurship, and also making more TV — but behind the scenes. I think it’s It’s time to graduate from the dance floor to stock.” The market floor… from the ballroom to the boardroom.”
She was aware of the breaking news, saying, “Wait, wait, wait – mic drop.”
Banks, who was interviewed while leaving a grocery store, was asked if she was, in fact, leaving the show, which moved from ABC to Disney+ last year.
“Don’t you think it is time? Yes, I think it is time,” he replied. I’m an entrepreneur at heart… I think my heart, my soul, is in my business, it’s also in building the new TV we’re working on. We have a new business show coming soon. But, I really want to focus on my business, and you can’t host a show.”
Banks, who also served as the show’s executive producer, said she is producing things, not hosting things because she is “so focused on the mad, mad, mad business.”
The show, which is expected to air its 32nd season on Disney+, is yet to make an official announcement. However, a source confirmed Banks’ departure to Yahoo.
Banks first joined the show in 2020, season 29, replacing longtime host Tom Bergeron, who had been in a major shakeup since its inception. Bergeron had different co-hosts through the years: Lisa Canning (Season 1), Samantha Harris (Seasons 2 – 9), Brooke Burke (Seasons 10 – 17) and Erin Andrews (Seasons 18–28).
Bergeron said in a 2021 interview that when he was fired, the show he left was not the one he had joined. He said that it has changed so much and not for the better, in his opinion.
Banks, who said she has been a longtime fan of the show, initially singled it out. In the last season, Alfonso Ribeiro became his co-host. Last season’s judges were Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough and Len Goodman. (Goodman retired at the end of the season.)
Banks rose to prominence as a model in the 1990s and quickly achieved supermodel status. She created a long-running competition series (America’s Next Top Model) as well as a daytime talk show (The Tyra Banks Show), starring in TV (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) and films (Coyote Ugly). ) launched. , The Queen of “Smize” hosted America’s Got Talent for one season before DWTS. She has a production company, has written books, a beauty line, and graduated from Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program in 2012. She currently has an interactive show, Modelland, that teaches people how to model in a day, and has launched an Ice. Cream Line, Smize and Dream.