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Fans React to DWTS' Announcement on Tyra Banks Replacing Hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews

Junie Sihlangu
Jul 15, 2020
07:41 A.M.

“Dancing with the Stars” recently announced their new host for the dance competition. Former model and host Tyra Banks, 46, was named as Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews’ replacement.

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“Dancing with the Stars (DWTS)” has revealed that Banks will be taking over from Bergeron, 65, and Andrews, 42, as the show’s host. The dance competition announced the news on their social media accounts.

In the post, they shared a photo of Banks and in the caption, they thanked Bergeron and Andrews for the “many seasons of glitz, glamour, and good times!” Fans of the show quickly took to the comments section on Twitter to share their opinions.

Tyra Banks at the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit on location afterparty on May 10, 2019, in Miami, Florida | Photo: Sergi Alexander/Getty Images

Tyra Banks at the "Sports Illustrated" swimsuit on location afterparty on May 10, 2019, in Miami, Florida | Photo: Sergi Alexander/Getty Images

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FANS NOT HAPPY WITH TOM’S EXIT

They had mixed reactions to the revelation with one person stating: “Tom Bergeron’s quick wit cannot be matched.” Someone else felt Banks wasn’t a great host on “America’s Got Talent (AGT)” and that “This is a BIG mistake.”

Tom Bergeron has set a powerful stage on “Dancing with the Stars” – Tyra Banks.

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TOM & ERIN WERE FANTASTIC

A third person wrote: “Tom and Erin were fantastic hosts! Nothing against Tyra, but I don't understand this move at all.” The fan noted how the previous hosts were fine and that the show needed to look into fixing its voting system to allow the right dancers to win.

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GIVE TYRA A CHANCE

However, one fan thought Banks deserved to be given “a chance.” Someone else turned the whole thing to be about race claiming DWTS was firing White people to “bring in black people” and added that Banks was “not good” on AGT.

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TRYA’S ROLE ANNOUNCED ON GMA

Banks is also set to be the executive producer of the dance show. On Wednesday, her new role on the show will be officially announced on “Good Morning America (GMA),” according to sources.

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BERGERON’S HOSTING HISTORY

Bergeron was with DWTS for 15 years and he recently hosted its 28th season. On Monday afternoon, he took to Twitter to reveal that he was not returning as a co-host.

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ABC CONFIRMS HOSTS’ EXIT

The network that airs the dance competition, ABC, later confirmed the news in a statement. They also announced that Andrews wasn’t going to return too.

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ERIN THANKS DWTS

Andrews confirmed her firing on Tuesday via Instagram. In a statement, she thanked ABC and DWTS for being allowed to co-host the dance show for 6 seasons.

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TYRA READY TO HOST

She also shared two images featuring her with her co-host. Banks also released a statement about joining DWTS saying:

“I’ve been a fan of ‘DWTS’ since its beginning…”

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BANKS ENJOYS DWTS

She explained how she’d enjoyed the “fun mixed with raw emotion.” The former model was also thrilled by witnessing “celebrities push past their comfort zones.”

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HONORING TOM’S LEGACY

Banks noted how the show had “always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk.” She also paid tribute to Bergeron stating:

“Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy…”

TYRA’S OTHER CREDITS

Besides being a host for “America's Next Top Model,” Banks has also worked as a producer and writer. Some of her credits include “Coyote Ugly” and “Tropic Thunder.”

DWTS started in 2005 and was based on the series "Strictly Come Dancing,” which is British.

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