DWTS Host Tyra Banks Reflects on Mixing up the Results on-Air during Recent Episode
In a recent post on her social media, Banks reflected on why she mixed up the results on-air during the last episode of the dance show. On Monday, during the show, there were brief moments of disarray when Banks called the wrong names when announcing the stars who were demoted to the bottom two.
She declared that former NFL star Vernon Davis and his partner Peta Murgatroyd had landed in the bottom two alongside actress Anne Heche and her partner Keo Motsepe. This was, however, not right and was in fact a mistake.
Realizing her mistake, the model clarified that the cheerleading coach, Monica Aldama, and her dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy were actually the demoted pair. She then revealed that there had been an error in the tv room. Later, the star tweeted:
"Wowzers. Live TV. Wrong name on cards. So challenging to deal with moments like these. But we power through."
After receiving heavy backlash, in an interview Banks candidly spoke about Monday's elimination mishap. She explained that though the ending was correct, the journey was bumpy, based on the technical errors.
She added that the world did not see any of that because they only saw her, so she understood why they were angry at her. She then revealed that she took the job knowing that she would be the face of any failure.
The star spoke about her hosting experience after replacing the much-loved Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
Wowzers. Live TV. Wrong name on cards. So challenging to deal with moments like these. But we power through.— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) October 6, 2020
Fans were, however, not the only ones who had things to say about Monday's confusion. Many contestants opened up about how they felt as they watched it unravel.
In a post-show interview, Chmerkovskiy and his partner Aldama who had been on the receiving end of the mishap, revealed that the whole thing felt very surreal. One of the eliminated dancers, Motsepe, also divulged that since it is 2020, anything could happen.
Banks also opened up about another issue she encountered on the show. She divulged that she had a wardrobe malfunction, explaining that after she changed outfits, she had not been zipped, so she had to hold up her dress when announcing the next act.
Last month, after receiving much criticism for a subpar performance during the second episode, the star spoke about her hosting experience after replacing the much-loved Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
She admitted her flaws, explaining that she knew she messed up with the words, but Banks also added that she kept going despite everything. She also emphasized the importance of forgiveness after a failure.
In July, the ABC network, which endorses the dancing competition, announced the departure of Bergeron and Andrews. It was revealed that the network planned on going in a new creative direction and changing the host was inevitable.