The 29th season of the long time TV show has found itself a new host in Tyra Banks. The news comes shortly after the show’s current host of 15 years, Tom Bergeron announced that he was not asked to return to the show.
No stranger to the glamor of TV, Banks will also serve as an executive producer. “I’ve been a fan of DWTS since its beginning,” said Banks in a statement. “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. Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”
She also went on to credit the success of Bergeron, stating, “Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”
In addition to a new host, ABC has announced that the show is a getting a “creative refresh” without providing any additional details.