Brooke Burke Reflects on Calling Tyra Banks a ‘Diva’: Details

No dangerous intentions! Brooke Burke is clearing the air concerning the feedback she made about Tyra Banks being a “diva” when she began as the brand new host of Dancing With the Stars.

“Boy was that massive information after I known as her a diva,” tv persona, 51, solely advised Us Weekly on Monday, November 14, whereas selling her collaboration with Longevity. “So not meant in [a] adverse approach.”

Burke made headlines after showing on David Yontef’s “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast in April and speaking about her expertise on the Disney+ actuality competitors sequence. She famous that Financial institution’s first season internet hosting was a “robust transition” for each viewers and the forged.

“There’s nothing flawed with that, and I’m not saying something dangerous about her. Be a diva,” the Brooke Burke Physique founder mentioned on the time. “It’s [just] not the place to be a diva. Your professionals are the diva[s], your winners, your excellent 10-score dancer who’s by no means executed it — that defines diva within the ballroom.”

On Monday, Burke advised Us that she meant no sick will for the America’s Subsequent High Mannequin star, 48.

“’Diva’ is just not a adverse factor. ‘Diva’ is a wonderful factor,” she clarified. “If I’d’ve mentioned ‘queen,’ it could’ve been OK.”


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Banks joined the Disney+ present in July 2020 after the sequence parted methods with Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. The Life-Dimension actress bought off to a rocky begin throughout her first season of DWTS, from wardrobe malfunctions to asserting the flawed backside two {couples} — incomes criticism from viewers.

“Each host messes up. It’s simply regular. It’s reside TV. If it wasn’t reside, there can be no mess-ups,” she solely advised Us in September 2020. “Even on America’s Subsequent High Mannequin, I’d mess up and inform my editors to go away it in. That’s what makes issues human and makes issues alive. … It’s higher than being like a doll.”

Banks returned to host season 30 and the newest season, which is at present airing on Disney+, the place she was joined by Alfonso Ribeiro as her new cohost.

Banks solely advised Us in September how excited she was to have the Recent Prince of Bel-Air star, 51, be part of her within the ballroom.

“When the staff introduced up the concept of Alfonso with me, I used to be like, ‘Sure, sure and sure, let’s cease proper there and look no additional.’ Nostalgia is every little thing today, so I felt that Alfonso and I being collectively on a stage once more after these enjoyable Recent Prince of Bel-Air instances will likely be enjoyable for thus many to see. And enjoyable for Alfonso and I, too,” she mentioned on the time.

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Whereas Burke, a former mirrorball champion, hasn’t stayed updated on the present, she did share that she misses “so many moments” from her internet hosting gig.

“It was one of many best gigs of my life. I really feel like I did every little thing I wanted to do within the ballroom,” the Rock Star alum mentioned whereas reflecting on if she would need to return to the present. “I don’t know. I like reside tv. I do miss internet hosting reside tv, and there’s one thing to be mentioned about having skilled each side of the ballroom. Being a competitor and being a bunch gave me a lot compassion for everybody.”

The health persona additionally shared her pleasure for Brooke Burke Physique’s first collaboration with Longevity — nutrient dense, plant-based superfood blends freed from wheat, gluten, and dairy. Burke makes use of the powder in shakes she makes for herself and her kids. She additionally mentions it may be used for baking and making wholesome snacks, and there are even some holiday-themed flavors.

“We simply put collectively a complete Thanksgiving menu on my app,” she shared. “So, I’m gonna be sharing recipes and enjoyable issues that you are able to do from seize and go snacks to essentially yummy shake concepts.”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi