“Dancing With the Stars’” upcoming leading host is: Tyra Banks.
ABC’s very long-jogging ballroom sequence will undertake a fierce makeover — and unquestionably get in the “smize” game — as Banks will take in excess of for Tom Bergeron. Bergeron, who has hosted the display for 28 seasons given that its U.S. debut in 2005, emceed the superstar competition series along with sporting activities commentator Erin Andrews until finally the duo declared their departure Tuesday on Twitter.
Banks, the supermodel-turned-entrepreneur, earlier hosted and executive produced her signature modeling opposition series “America’s Following Leading Model.” She’s also hosted “America’s Obtained Talent” and a daytime chat present, “The Tyra Financial institutions Clearly show,” and served as a visitor host on ABC’s “The See.” She’ll provide as an government producer on “DWTS” much too.
“I’ve been a admirer of ‘DWTS’ considering that its commencing,” Banks explained in a assertion. “The exciting blended with raw emotion, looking at celebs press past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances … it is usually transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk.
“Tom has established a potent stage, and I’m enthusiastic to go on the legacy and set on my executive producer and hosting hats.”
Banks’ announcement arrives as ABC and BBC Studios plan a “creative refresh” for the glittery ballroom opposition, which has previously noticeably downsized considering that its two-night time heyday of the late aughts.
It’s unclear how the present, which necessitates close-proximity choreographed dance routines, will work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Time 29 cast has not been declared however and there’s no term on whether Banks will have a cohost.
Bergeron and Andrews, a former contestant, cordially bid farewell to the feather-loaded dance clearly show on Tuesday.
“It’s been an amazing 15-12 months operate and the most surprising present of my profession,” Bergeron tweeted. “I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships built.”
“I will often cherish my days on that established, even if I was not the most effective at strolling in heels,” wrote Andrews, who joined as host in 2014.
Bergeron, who also hosts ABC’s “America’s Funniest House Movies,” was finest acknowledged for his father-jokes and on-the-nose banter with Andrews and the judges. He manufactured headlines final 12 months when he criticized ABC for casting previous White Property press secretary Sean Spicer.
“Tom has been an integral aspect of the ABC household for nearly two many years, from hosting ‘AFV’ to ‘Dancing With the Stars’ — we are grateful for all he and Erin have finished to make ‘Dancing’ a accomplishment,” said ABC Amusement President Karey Burke.