Tyra Banks sure likes working on shows with "America" in the title. It was recently announced that Tyra Banks would be the new host of America's Got Talent, a gig that will be sure to take up a lot of Banks' time as she takes over for former host Nick Cannon. Hosting just one show would normally be enough for most people, but Banks is nothing if not a multi-tasker, and she will be hosting an additional show, though, it's one she's intimately familiar with. Banks is coming back to host America's Next Top Model, having previously hosted 22 seasons of the competition show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Banks will join the new season of the long-running competition show and reprise her role as host. Banks previously hosted America's Next Top Model, having been the face of the show for 22 seasons and 12 years. Banks created the show in 2003 and stepped down as host after the show was canceled by the CW in 2015. The show was quickly scooped up by VH1, where it aired its 23rd season just last year. Singer Rita Ora became the new host while Banks stayed on as an executive producer. As for why Banks decided to return after a year away, she cites her fans, saying in a statement that she was "overwhelmed and humbled by the intensity of the ANTM fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart."
Banks also shared the news of her return via a post on Twitter, which you can check out below.
This news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that Banks would be the new host of America's Got Talent. Banks will assume her duties as host for Season 12, taking over for Nick Cannon. Cannon announced his departure from the show after NBC executives supposedly considered firing him over comments he made about the company trying to control him during a Showtime stand-up special. NBC ultimately decided to forgive and forget, but Cannon decided it was time to leave the show. Now Banks will step in and we'll have to see how she handles the gig.
The date for the new season of America's Next Top Model has not yet been announced, nor have the panel of judges, so keep checking back in with CinemaBlend for future updates. In the meantime, why not check out our midseason premiere guide? While you're at it, check out the summer premiere guide too!
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