We still get comments on our America’s Got Talent videos and stories that the show needs to bring back Nick Cannon as its host. There are a lot of Tyra Banks haters who would rather see affable Nick take over again. I wouldn’t hold your breath. Nick is not only forever done with the show, he thinks leaving saved his career.
You’ll recall that Nick Cannon host the show for many years. He was a great host and really added a lot to the show. Then he left because he felt he was being stifled creatively and controlled by the powers that be. He left and is not looking back. He said,
“It was super-controversial for some time … but it was a freedom-of-speech process and me standing firm for my own beliefs and culturally who I am, and really for all the employees who have been thumb-pressed by their bosses. I kind of stood up and said, ‘Yo, I was threatened for some content that I created.’ And they wanted me to shape up and get in line and watch my choice of words or how I speak about the network. … I was threatened to be fired. I told them, ‘You can’t fire a boss. I quit!’”
It’s too bad because he really was a great host. Not that Tyra is great but Tyra is always Tyra, you know? Maybe he’ll get his own reality series where he is the host. Like The four but without DJ Khaled being weird.