Tyra Banks is leaving the popular dance competition show, Dancing With the Stars, after only three seasons. She was not only the host, but she was also one of the executive producers. The 49-year-old television personality, model, producer, writer, actress, and host is leaving to spend time on her business ventures, according to Variety.
“I think it’s time to graduate from the dance floor to the stock market floor… from the ballroom to the boardroom. I think my heart, my soul, is into my business, it’s also into producing new TV.”
Banks replaced ex-hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews in 2020. Bergeron had been the host of Dancing with the Stars for fourteen years from its premiere in 2005 to 2019. Andrews had been a host for five years with Bergeron from 2014 to 2019.
Longtime fans of the show stopped watching the show when Banks became the host. After Bergeron was released, the ratings dropped to an all-time low. Fans did not like Banks' style of hosting. Therefore, many people say they are delighted to see her go.
Last season of Dancing With the Stars
Banks hosted the show alone during her first two seasons while it was televised on ABC. The show lost fans when it moved to paid streaming on Disney+ during Banks' third season. Also, Alfonso Ribeiro joined Banks as a co-host.
Head judge Len Goodman had been with the show since it premiered in 2005. He traveled from the United Kingdom to judge the American show each week. He announced last season that he is leaving to spend more time with his family in his native land.
It hasn't been announced yet, but the show might return to a three-judge panel as it has been during the first few years instead of getting another judge to fill the vacancy.
Next season's host of Dancing With the Stars
It is too soon after Banks' official announcement to know who will replace her as host. There have been some suggestions, but time will tell.
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