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After announcing 'Dancing With the Stars' would be headed in a new creative direction for season 29, the most dramatic move for fans of the series would be saying goodbye to original host, Tom Bergeron. Along with Tom, his sidekick since 2013 (and season 10 competitor), Erin Andrews was also given the boot, leaving fans skeptical if they would even watch the new season.
Though the show had been renewed, there is no set return date since COVID is not seemingly going anywhere soon, especially in California, where 'DWTS' is filmed. With this new "creative direction," everyone wondered who would take over the lifeline of the show and now, we have an answer. Tyra Banks, of 'America's Next Top Model' fame and supermodel extraordinaire, will be the new host and producer and she is over the moon, according to a PR from the network:
"I've been a fan of 'DWTS' since its beginning ... The fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances ... it's always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk. Tom has set a powerful stage, and I'm excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats."
Tyra obviously knows how to produce and host a successful show, proof being 'ANTM' but she also has a harsh side which we saw on the many years she hosted the modeling competition. The biggest question is will she be able to wear all of the hats and do the balancing act that added up to Bergeron and Andrews and do it to perfection. What do you think of Tyra as the host and was it a move for diversity? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter @3icecubes!