Tom Bergeron reacted enthusiastically to the announcement that Tyra Banks will replace him as host of “Dancing with the Stars”.
The network announced Tuesday that Banks will be the new solo host for the upcoming 29th season in the successful competition series after news reports that Bergeron and co-host Erin Andrews will not return. Bergeron first turned to Twitter to reveal the news, and he followed that up on Wednesday with a smart joke about his replacement.
“I guess I won’t get my monogrammed towels back,” he wrote in indirect response to him and Banks having the same initials.
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He even hit a light tone in his first tweet announcing that he would not be jokingly writing, “Now what am I supposed to do with all these glitter masks?” ”
The banks appeared on “Good Morning America” on Wednesday, where she discussed her new position as host of the show.
“Okay, let’s keep that true. It will be the next level, “she said when asked what fans could expect from the revamped series.
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She continued, “We do all this crazy stuff, we take it to the next level while retaining the stuff we know America loves. But prepare yourself because it’s going to be different. ”
The host noted that Banks broke barriers by being the first black woman to host “Dance with the Stars”, since Bergeron has been with the show since its debut in 2005. She was also the first black model to appear in Sports Illustrated problem of swimsuit.
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“I like breaking these doors down so we don’t have any more premieres,” said Banks, noting that she hadn’t thought of the “DWTS” distinction in those terms. “But it’s nice to be the first one right?” So you can open that door and let so many other people in after you. I’m excited, yes. ”
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is currently no word on when the next season of “Dancing with the Stars” will go into production.