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DANCING WITH THE STARS: Tyra Banks Set as New Host

July 15, 2020 by  

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Tyra Banks has been tapped as the new host of DANCING WITH THE STARS. She will also serve as an executive producer for the series.

“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,” said Banks in a statement. “[Former host] Tom [Bergeron] has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”

News of Bergeron and co-host Erin Andrews’ exit broke on Monday. Bergeron had been with the series from the start, while Andrews joined in 2014.

“Tom has been an integral part of the ABC family for nearly two decades, from hosting AFV to DANCING WITH THE STARS – we are grateful for all he and Erin have done to make DANCING a success,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “As we gear up for the show’s 29th season, we can’t wait to welcome Tyra Banks to our DANCING stage. Tyra is an award-winning multihyphenate whose fierce female prowess and influence across many industries have made an indelible mark. Her fresh take on America’s favorite dancing competition will surely bring more than a ‘Smize’ to fans everywhere.”

Added Valerie Bruce, general manager, LA Productions, BBC Studios: “Tyra Banks is an icon whose powerful presence, trademark confidence, and industry-leading achievements inspire us. We are proud to partner with ABC to welcome her as the new host of ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ This represents a landmark moment in our 28 seasons producing ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as we take this iconic show in a new creative direction. We offer our sincere thanks to Tom and Erin, whom we will always consider part of the DANCING WITH THE STARS family.”

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