Just a day after it was announced that hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were leaving Dancing With the Stars, Tyra Banks has been announced as the replacement.
In addition to hosting, Banks will serve as an executive producer.
“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,” Banks said in addition to honoring Bergeron.
“Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”
Bergeron hosted the dancing competition for 28 seasons and Andrews joined him in Season 18.
Bergeron revealed the news of his departure in a Twitter post, “Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me,” he tweeted. “It’s been an incredible 15 year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?”
Dancing With the Stars will be getting a “creative refresh” for its 29th season.
Banks is no stranger to reality TV—she has hosted and executive produced America’s Next Top Model, was the host of America’s Got Talent for two seasons from 2017 to 2018, and her talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, ran from 2005 to 2010 and earned two Emmys.
There’s still no date for the premiere of Season 29.