Tyra Banks is expected to be announced as the new host of Dancing With The Stars, DailyMail.com can reveal it exclusively.
Multiple sources within ABC have confirmed that the former host of the next American supermodel, 46, will replace Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, who were both excluded from the hit show on Monday.
Banks will also receive an executive producer title and will be officially revealed as the new host for Good Morning America on Wednesday, insiders told DailyMail.com.
DailyMail.com asked ABC to comment.
Latest News: 46-year-old Tyra Banks to be announced as new host of Dancing With The Stars, DailyMail.com may reveal exclusively
Bergeron recently hosted the 28th season of Dance with the Stars and marked his 15th year with the program.
The Emmy-winning host tweeted that the show would continue Monday afternoon; ABC later confirmed in a statement that not only was Bergeron absent, but his co-host Andrews would also not be returning.
A representative of the television personality said Tuesday in a statement that this decision had been made by the network: “ABC chose not to choose the option of Tom. In the beautiful tradition of Hollywood clichés, they “go in a different direction”.
In his tweet, the 65-year-old television personality revealed that he had only recently learned of his dismissal.
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They are all gone: ABC and BBC Studios have confirmed that Bergeron and co-host Erin Andrews will not be returning for the upcoming 29th season in a statement; shown in November
Proven: Banks has been a show business veteran for over three decades, succeeding in many formats, including modeling, gaming, hosting and production
He said: ‘I have just been informed that @DancingABC will continue without me. It was an incredible 15 year race and the most unexpected gift of my career. I am grateful for this and for the lifelong friendships that have been made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all these glitter masks? he joked.
Bergeron wasted no time in saying more, but when a fan asked if he would “finally” become a candidate now, he replied, “Uh … no. “
He also quoted-tweeted comedian Randy Rainbow after writing, “I’ll be right away.
“On the positive side, now I’m free for our socially distant lunch!” ” he has answered.
Andrews spoke for the first time on Tuesday after it was revealed that she and longtime host Bergeron will not return to the reality competition series next season.
The 42-year-old television personality went to Instagram Tuesday to share a thankful statement with two photos with the 65-year-old host. She wrote, “Thank you ABC and the whole Dancing with the Stars family for 6 memorable seasons.
“These years would not have been so special without my loving host Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers and the witty judges. I will always treasure my days on the set, even if I was not the best at walking in heels.
Andrews began co-hosting in 2014 for Season 18 after the departure of Brooke Burke-Charvet.
Studios ABC and BBC have confirmed that he and co-host Erin Andrews will not return for the upcoming 29th season in a statement.
“Tom Bergeron will always be part of the Dancing With The Stars family. As we embark on a new creative direction, he leaves the show with our most sincere thanks and gratitude for his spirit and charm which helped make this show a success.
“Erin won’t be back either, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have rooted her since she originally competed as a candidate in 2010, and her sense of humor has become the hallmark of the series.
Banks has been a show business veteran for over three decades, succeeding in many formats, including modeling, gaming, hosting and production.
The stunning born in Inglewood, California was the first black woman to hit the headlines in GQ magazines and the annual Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.
She was also a Victoria’s secret angel for eight years and appeared in movies such as Higher Learning, Love & Basketball and Coyote Ugly.
She found some of her biggest hits on television with the America’s Next Top Model series, which she hosted and produced in 22 seasons from 2003 to 2015.
She also hosted her own talk show on The CW titled The Tyra Banks Show, for which she will not win multiple Daytime Emmy awards.
It also hosted America’s Got Talent in its 12th season in 2017.