Revealed: Nick Cannon Out, Tyra Banks In As Host of ‘AGT’ 2017

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Tyra Banks will replace Nick Cannon as the host of season 12 on America’s Got Talent. The announcement first came by Howie Mandel on social media.


Tyra is known for her many roles on and off television and has successfully made herself into a brand in the entertainment industry. She is a model, television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, and occasional singer. Tyra was also the first African-American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She was a Victoria’s Secret model for many years and was one of the top-earning models in the world at one point.

Banks is best known for creating and hosting the reality TV series America’s Next Top Model, which she produced and presented for 22 seasons until 2015. After a short break, Tyra announced she will be re-assuming her role for the upcoming twenty-fourth cycle.


The news of Banks as a replacement for Nick Cannon quickly created a buzz between the AGT fans and brought about some mixed feelings from the loyal long time viewers. While many fans took to social media to welcome and congratulate her, others are disappointed in her choice. Some fans started circulating the hashtag #NotMyHost in protest.

Nick Cannon announced his departure from the show in a lengthy Facebook post. It appears he grew tired of the treatment he received from NBC executives. They threatened to terminate him after he made a racist joke at a comedy show. “When people start putting restraints on my creativity as an artist, I just have to stand on my square and stand for something” Nick said in an interview with ET.

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As for the news of his replacement by Tyra Banks, Nick Cannon responded by sending Tyra a stunning flower bouquet with an attached note saying: “Tyra, congratulations and good luck on AGT! Love, Nick C.”


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Some fans feel Tyra won’t be able to deliver the funny, witty, and hilarious style which Nick brought to the show, but on Tuesday May 30 she will have a chance to prove herself to be a worthy host and perhaps introduce her own style which may win over the skeptical fans. Or not.

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