Tyra Banks Lands New TV Gig


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Model and television host, Tyra Banks, has landed a new role as the host for America’s Got Talent.
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Howie Mandel, who is one of the judges on the hit NBC show, made the announcement via Twitter.

Judge Heidi Klum also took to Twitter posting a picture of her and Tyra, revealing, “I’m so excited to welcome our … new host…”

Tyra is replacing longtime America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon, who had been with the show since 2009. Tyra served as host on the CW’s America’s Next Top Model, which recently ended after 23 seasons.

Tyra released a statement, saying in part, “Since I was a little girl I have been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible. I love how ‘AGT’ brings that feeling into everyone’s home…I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed.”

Tyra will join judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell for season 12 of the hit talent show.