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Tyra Banks Saying goodbye’s shit dancing with the Stars,
supermodel, 49, is Disney+ is exiting the dancing competition series she told TMZ on Thursday, after three seasons as host.
“I think it’s time to really focus on my business and my entrepreneurship and produce more TV,” Banks said in an interview with the outlet. “I think it’s time to graduate from the dance floor to the stock market floor. … from the ballroom to the boardroom!”
When asked to clarify whether she was indeed walking away from dwtsBanks – who also served as an executive producer on the series – continued, “Don’t you think it’s time? Yeah, I think it is time,” adding: “I’m an entrepreneur at heart. .. I think my heart, my soul, is in my business, it’s also in producing new TV. … But, I really, really want to focus on my business, and you can’t make a show cannot host.
representatives of both the banks and dwts did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
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First Banks Joined dwts as a host in 2020 during season 29 of the show, replacing Tom Bergeron And Erin Andrews,
“I’ve been a fan of dwts Since its inception… fun mixed with raw emotion, watching celebrities push themselves beyond their comfort zones, sizzling dance performances… it always transported me back to my days of taking it 10 notches up the catwalk is,” Banks — who also happens to be an executive producer on the series — said in a statement at the time.
Dave Kotinski/Getty Images; Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images Tom Bergeron and Tyra Banks
Bergeron, 67, previously hosted the reality dance competition with several co-hosts since its premiere in 2005. Andrews, 44, joined Bergeron as co-host in 2014.
Meanwhile, Banks was the first co-host. America’s Got Talent The host of the 12th season of the show The Tyra Banks Show and was the creator of America’s Next Top Model,
He has started several business ventures over the years, which include smize creamHis own ice cream brand.
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Speaking to People shortly after announcing her hosting duties, Banks said,dancing with the Stars Is one of the greatest shows on tvWith a large audience, and I really respect that.”
“I can’t come in with a battered Ram and try to change everything. That would be a bad business decision and dumb leadership. That’s why I’m not doing it,” she continued.
“I listened to the research, I listened to the fans, I killed half my ideas and then I doubled down on some of them,” Banks said. “We want to implement those ideas but still respect the show — and add a little pixie dust!”
In July 2022, ABC announced alphonso ribeiro will co-host season 31 Of dwts with the banks. This led to the series’ first season being moved to stream on Disney+ instead of airing live on ABC, where it debuted.
season 32 dancing with the Stars It is expected to air on Disney+ this fall.