by Tyra Banks dancing with the stars the days are over, Yahoo Entertainment can confirm it.
The supermodel said she will no longer host the reality competition show after three seasons.
She made the disclosure to TMZ, saying: “I feel like it’s time for me to really focus on my business and my entrepreneurship, and also producing more television, but behind the scenes. I think it’s time to graduate from the dance floor. to action.” floor of the market… from the ballroom to the boardroom.”
Aware that he was breaking news, he said, “Wait, wait, wait, mic drop.”
Banks, who was interviewed as she was leaving a grocery store, was asked if she would really be leaving the show, which moved from ABC to Disney+ last year.
“Don’t you think it’s time? Yes, I think it’s time,” she replied. I am an entrepreneur at heart… I think my heart, my soul, is in my business, also in the production of new TV shows, which we are working on. Coming soon we have a new business program. But I really, really want to focus on my business, and you can’t do that by hosting a show.”
Banks, who also served as the show’s executive producer, said she’ll create stuff, not pitch stuff because she’s “crazy, crazy, crazy focused on business.”
The show, which is expected to air its 32nd season this fall on Disney+, has yet to make an official announcement. However, a source confirmed Banks’ departure to Yahoo.
Banks first joined the show in 2020, season 29, replacing host Tom Bergeron, who had been there from the start, in a huge shakeup. Bergeron had different co-hosts over 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 changed a lot and not for the better, in his opinion.
Banks, who said she had been a longtime fan of the show, initially directed it solo. Last season, Alfonso Ribeiro became his co-host. The judges for the final season were Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, Derek Hough, and Len Goodman. (Goodman retired at the end of the season.)
Banks rose to fame as a model in the 1990s and quickly rose to supermodel status. He branched out early, acting on television (fresh prince of bel air) and in movies (ugly coyote)creating a long-running competition series (America’s Next Top Model) as well as launching a daytime talk show (The Tyra Banks Show). The queen of “smize” was the hostess america’s got talent for a season before DWTP. She owns a production company, is an author of books, had a beauty line, and completed the Harvard Business School Owner/President Management Program in 2012. She currently has an interactive program, ModelEarthwho teaches people how to model in a day, and has launched an ice cream line, Smize & Dream.