Tyra Banks Teases Possible ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Hosting Exit

Her closing bow within the ballroom? Tyra Banks hinted that she’s prepared to go away her duties as Dancing With the Stars host after practically three years.

The mannequin, 49, weighed in on her future with the ABC dance competitors on Thursday, March 16, telling TMZ, “I’m actually targeted on enterprise, like, loopy, loopy targeted on enterprise. … I feel it’s time to graduate from the dance flooring to the inventory market flooring. Mic drop.”

Banks defined that she wished to spend extra time on her SMiZE and Dream ice cream model, which she launched in 2021, and different ventures. “I really feel it’s time for me to actually deal with my enterprise and my entrepreneurship,” she added. “I feel it’s time. I feel my coronary heart and soul are in my enterprise and in producing TV … and you may’t try this internet hosting a present. So that you’ll see me creating issues, not simply internet hosting issues.”

The previous America’s Subsequent Prime Mannequin host famous that she wished to remain concerned in leisure on a “behind-the-scenes” stage however referred to as herself “an entrepreneur at coronary heart.”

DWTS was beforehand hosted by Tom Bergeron, who signed on for season 1 in 2005. He was joined by cohost Erin Andrews 9 years later after she competed on season 10. ABC shocked viewers in July 2020 when it introduced that the pair would not seem on the sequence. Days after the large reveal, Banks was confirmed as the brand new host.

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As information broke of the present’s main transition, Banks solely instructed Us that she felt “strain” to observe Bergeron, 67, and Andrews, 44. “[I’m] respecting the stage that they’ve set after which including my icing to that. I really feel assured about that, however in fact, it’s a problem, however I don’t again away from challenges,” she stated on the time.

The California native is not any stranger to the fact TV world, however she hit a number of snags throughout early on in her DWTS stint. “Tonight I hosted the second episode of Dancing With the Stars that I’m internet hosting this season, and it wasn’t excellent,” she stated in a September 2020 TikTok. “Yeah, I had a number of enjoyable, however I tousled, I stated the flawed phrases. However the factor is, I saved, saved going.”

Regardless of wardrobe malfunctions and elimination flubs — Banks introduced the flawed opponents’ names throughout an October 2020 episode — the actress returned for season 30 in 2021. The next yr, she was joined by Alfonso Ribeiro because the present moved to Disney+ for season 31.

Viewers have been divided on Banks’ efficiency as host, however many members of the DWTS household have proven her help all through her tenure. In April 2021, Derek Hough praised the Life-Dimension star’s “outrageous, loopy and enjoyable appears to be like,” solely telling Us that Banks was “a number of enjoyable” within the ballroom.

“It’s a giant position to fill, for certain,” the six-time DWTS champ, 37, instructed Us. “I feel that she did an important job and reside TV is very troublesome. … I feel she did an exceptional job.”

Former cohost Brooke Burke, nonetheless, was considerably extra essential of the “robust transition” one yr later. “It’s [just] not the place to be a diva,” she stated on David Yontef’s “Behind the Velvet Rope” podcast in April 2022. “Your execs are the diva[s], your winners, your excellent 10 rating dancer who’s by no means finished it, that defines diva within the ballroom.”

Burke, 51, teamed up with Bergeron from season 10 to season 17 of DWTS earlier than Andrews took over. Following her controversial feedback, the Connecticut native clarified her emotions towards Banks. “‘Diva’ shouldn’t be a destructive factor. ‘Diva’ is a superb factor,” she solely instructed Us in November 2022. “If I might’ve stated ‘queen,’ it could’ve been OK.”

DWTS will return to Disney+ for season 32, however an official premiere date has not but been introduced.