Tyra Banks Reacts to Julianne Hough Replacing Her on ‘DWTS’

Passing the mic! Tyra Banks is on board with Julianne Hough taking up her internet hosting duties for season 32 of Dancing With the Stars.

“The businesswoman in me sees how Julianne is nice on a number of ranges. She’s knowledgeable dancer. She is the sister of Derek [Hough], a DWTS multi-champion, who’s now a stellar decide,” Banks, 49, completely reveals within the new concern of Us Weekly. “It’s going to be a household affair in that ballroom which individuals will love to look at. And she or he has a lot persona and robust opinions backed by experience. She’s an ideal alternative! She’s gonna crush it!”

Julianne Hough.
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Information broke that Julianne, who received seasons 4 and 5 of DWTS and has returned to evaluate through the years, was taking up for Banks. The mannequin had introduced her departure on March 16.

“Tyra is consistently evolving and in search of new methods to amplify her platform, develop her model and he or she at all times is aware of the best time to do it — ​ it’s a part of her decades-long success,” an insider tells Us of the choice. “Bear in mind, she walked away from the runway to pursue internet hosting and govt producing. And in the present day, her ice cream enterprise is doing extraordinarily nicely and he or she’s excited to deal with being a fair stronger entrepreneur and launching new leisure ventures.”

The insider provides, “Tyra is an innovator and a visionary so creating issues from scratch is her tremendous energy. She craves areas and locations which have room for enlargement and massive, new concepts.”

Tyra Banks Reacts to Julianne Hough Replacing Her on 'DWTS,' Reveals What She'll Miss Most - 237

Tyra Banks.
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Banks, for her half, tells Us that there’s so much she is going to miss in regards to the sequence, which moved from ABC to Disney+ for season 31.

“I beloved strolling out each week in over-the-top outfits to such a hyped ballroom. Seeing Derek Hough dance in particular person was such a deal with,” she tells Us of his “mind-boggling amazingness!”

Banks provides of Carrie Ann Inaba and Alfonso Ribeiro (who will keep on board with Julianne as cohost): “I’m going to overlook Carrie Ann’s kindness and heat coronary heart and naturally reminiscing with Alfonso in regards to the good ole Contemporary Prince days.”

Banks was tapped to cohost DWTS in 2020 following the departures of Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

“Tyra so loved her time doing DWTS and dealing with everybody concerned, from manufacturing to community execs, to the forged, followers and naturally, Alfonso,” the supply provides. “Tyra has a extremely sturdy working relationship with ABC and has upcoming initiatives within the works with the community.”

For extra from Banks — together with updates on her son, what she’s most pleased with from her time on Dancing With the Stars and extra — choose up the brand new concern of Us Weekly, on newsstands now.