It sounds like Dancing with the Stars is losing another from their team. Host Tyra Banks revealed her plans to depart from the Disney+ series when she was caught out and about by TMZ. Banks joined the dancing competition series in 2020, when it was still on ABC, and has hosted for three seasons.
According to Banks, she plans to focus on her business endeavors. She recently released her SMiZE & Dream ice cream brand internationally and wants to bring it to the US. She said the following:
“I feel it’s time for me to really focus on my business and my entrepreneurship, and also producing more TV — but behind the scenes. I think it’s time to graduate from the dance floor to the stock market floor… from the ballroom to the boardroom.”
Her announcement comes only days after Mark Ballas revealed he was hanging up his dancing shoes. Len Goodman announced his exit from the judging panel in November.
Dancing with the Stars will return for its 32nd season on Disney+ this fall. A premiere date will be announced later. It’s unclear if Banks will be part of it. She and Alfonso Ribeiro (America’s Funniest Home Videos) hosted together.
What do you think? Are you surprised by Banks’ announcement? Do you plan to watch season 32 of DWTS this fall?
that was fast naming her replacement (Julianne Hough)
Goodbye Tyra Banks! I stopped watching DWTS when she became host. She brought that show down. Biggest mistake ever! Need to bring Tom and Erin back!
I am not disappointed that Tyra is leaving. I never enjoyed her. She was too forced. I really miss Tom and Erin!
I miss DWTS but I cannot afford Disney+ so I have not watched it since it moved from ABC. Alfonso will make a great host though.
Tyra Banks making an entire show that she had no right being on all about her, what a shocker that turns out to be. Aren’t we done with these shows year, they have had their time and that time has run out, much like Tyras job prospects hosting anything other than a show entirely about herself of course…. These tired shows with ‘celebrities’ who most people have never heard of, hosted by an 80s/90s model who was never a great tv presenter really does tell us this needs to end…. it would be nice if it would take all those… Read more »
Good riddance to Tyra! She was never right for this job. This show has run its course anyway. It should be renamed Dancing with the Hasbeens.
Yes, finally. Stopped watching when they let Tom Bergeron go. She was never right for the host.
Tom and Erin were funny and a better fit… But aside from that, Tyra made it all about her… With her silly outfits and commentary that pointed everything back to her….I think I lasted 3 episodes with her before I quit watching the show.
I fast forward through any of Tyra’s screen time except the final reveal. I wonder what she paid to buy herself a TV gig.