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The Real Reason Tyra Banks Isn’t Returning to ‘Dancing With the Stars’

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Dancing With The Stars co-host Tyra Banks has officially teased her departure from the series, after three years in the position. We did all the digging, so you don’t have to. Here’s everything to know about her reported departure from the series.


Why She’s Leaving The Ballroom

In March 17, Tyra Banks admitted that she’s ready to say goodbye to the Dancing With The Stars ballroom. Apparently, the supermodel’s focus has recently shifted on to her personal businesses.

“I feel it’s time for me to really focus on my business and entrepreneurship, but also producing more TV but behind the scenes,” she told TMZ. “So, you know what? I think it’s time to graduate from the dance floor to the stock market floor.”

For those who may not know, Banks has a personal brand, SMiZE & Dream, where she sells “The World’s Most Dreamy” ice cream. After 15 years of preparation, she launched this brand in 2020. Since the launch came around the time Banks joined the cast of Dancing With The Stars, it’s no surprise that the model wants to take time to focus on it.


“I think my heart, my soul is into my business, it’s also into producing new TV,” she continued. “I really, really wanna focus on my business and you can’t do that hosting a show, so you’ll see me creating things, not just hosting.”

Her Time Hosting Dancing With The Stars

Banks’s timeline on Dancing With The Stars has been met with loads of criticism. She was far from a fan favorite host, since she came in to replace the show’s inaugural host, Tom Bergeron. Since DWTS fans adored Bergeron and his former co-host Erin Andrews, many were upset to hear of their abrupt departure.

Reportedly, producers of DWTS brought in Banks to revive the show and cater toward a younger audience. On paper this seemed like a great move, since she had hosted America’s Got Talent, as well as America’s Next Top Model.


As each episode of the competition went on, fans commented on Banks’s mistakes, like when announced the wrong couple in the bottom two, or when she couldn’t remember Charli D’Amelio‘s boyfriend’s name. Trust me, there’s many more slip-ups and even a few horrible fashion moments (yes, I’m talking about the Dinosaur dress).

Full disclosure, Banks hasn’t officially announced her departure from the series, aside from this moment. It appears that many things about DWTS are changing for upcoming season 32, it’s currently unknown if Alfonso Ribeiro will host the next season.

How do you feel about Banks’s departure? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

Bring it back to ABC and trash Banks!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

Get off streaming, bring back Tom & Erin,(if they will come back after Disney trashed them)maybe I’ll watch again.

Evie
Evie
11 months ago

Bye Felicia! They shouldn’t have hired her in the first place!

Sally
Sally
11 months ago

Tyra was terrible! She has such a huge ego that she had to make it all about herself, which was definitely disgusting, disappointing, and took away from the main points of the show.PLEEEEEEEEEASE get rid of her and keep Alfonso Rubio-he’s fantastic, funny, charming, and delightful‼️

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

It’s about time! She lowered viewers because of her not being relatable with the audience. I never understood why she was picked!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

Put it back on ABC

Geri
Geri
11 months ago

Thank goodness!it

Diane
Diane
11 months ago

I think Tyra Banks ruined that show. It really went downhill without Tom Bergeron.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

No Banks and back to ABC I’ll watch. I’d like to see Alfonso with Juliann.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

Tyra Banks wasn’t good on America’s got talent and she’s even worse on dancing with the Stars. Glad they’re getting rid of her. Why did it take so long. Please bring the show back to network ABC!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

Quit watching because of her.Get somebody else and may come back.

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

Happy

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

Thank goodness she is gone. Stopped watching because of her. Maybe it will be better, Go sell your ice cream, Tyra

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

Stop streaming DWTS and bring it back to one of the major channels ABC NBC or CBS. I miss not being able to watch the program.

Adam
Adam
11 months ago

I wish Tyra Banks well in her ice cream business venture. Perhaps being the host of “Dancing With The Stars” wasn’t for her.

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

FINALLY!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
11 months ago

Why is this show still ON?????? Doesn’t even matter who the host is, enough already!!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 months ago

That show should’ve been off the air a long time ago!! It has No Class or Personality without Banks!!
Why are people still watching that Eye Sore of a show anyway???

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