Tyra Banks Will Be the New Host of ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Congrats to Tyra Banks, the new host of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars!
The network announced the news on Twitter, following the departures of hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
“I’ve been a fan of ‘DWTS’ since its beginning … The fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances … it’s always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk,” Tyra said in a statement to People. “Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”
Tom, who had been part of the show since its 2005 debut, addressed his exit on Twitter.
“Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing with the Stars family,” read a statement from ABC. “As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success. Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom.”
It’s certainly the end of an era, but the beginning of a new one entirely!