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Tyra Banks to Host New Season of ‘Dancing With the Stars’


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With news Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews won’t be returning to host season 29 of Dancing With the Stars, the long-running ABC show just announced who will be taking their place.

None other than Tyra Banks will be sashaying her way to the stage to host the upcoming season of the celebrity dance contest, with the former model also serving as executive producer alongside Andrew Llinares.


“I’ve been a fan of Dancing With the Stars since its beginning,” Banks told ET. “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.”

“I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats,” Banks continued.

“As we gear up for the show’s 29th season, we can’t wait to welcome Tyra Banks to our Dancing stage,” Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment said in a statement reported by ET. “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.”

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