“Dancing with the Stars” host Tyra Banks suffered a major accident on Monday night’s show, though she claimed it was the control room’s fault.
During the two-hour live broadcast, Banks, 46, falsely announced that ‘Cheer’ coach Monica Aldama and partner Val Chmerkovskiy were safe when in fact they were in the last two. .
In the end, the former “America’s Next Top Model” host apologized for the confusion and doubled down on her apologies on social media after the show.
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Banks’ mistake came when she announced that contestants Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe, and Vernon Davis and Peta Murgatroyd, were in the bottom two, leaving Chrishell Stause and Gleb Savchenko confused as to whether they were safe or not while they remained on stage.
Banks ended up having to recall Aldama, 48, and Chmerkovskiy, 34, back on stage to face elimination.
“There was an error in the control room. This is the madness of live television, ”said the supermodel during the confusion. ” I am really sorry. It’s live television. ”
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Aldama and Chmerkovskiy were ultimately rescued from the judges.
Banks later turned to Twitter and wrote, “Wowzers. Live. Wrong name on the cards. So hard to deal with times like these. But we get through. ”
Many viewers, including professional dancer Chmerkovskiy, compared Banks’ blunder to Steve Harvey’s infamous mishap in the 2015 Miss Universe pageant, when he announced the wrong winner.
“I just got Steve Harvey’d #dwtsThe dance pro wrote on Twitter.
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Banks replaced longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews for Season 29. After Monday’s episode, viewers were quick to criticize the new host and call for Bergeron and Andrews to return.
“Bring them back !!!! Tom @Tom_Bergeron wouldn’t have messed up !!!!!! #DWTS, ”one fan tweeted, adding that Banks“ had just pulled a Steve Harvey. ”
Another wrote, “Maybe if Tyra didn’t talk so much, she wouldn’t have to rush for elimination.” #DWTS »
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« #DWTS I never had a mistake with Tom, ”said one fan.
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Eventually, Heche, 51, and Motsepe, 30, were sent home at the end of the episode.