How Tyra Banks Really Feels About Julianne Hough Replacing Her As DWTS Host
Although Tyra Banks is stepping down as a host of “Dancing with the Stars,” the model has shown that she is delighted with Julianne Hough being her replacement. While speaking to Us Weekly, the former host credited Hough’s long history with the show, indicating that she thinks that the dancer is the right fit for the job. She also added that fans will enjoy having both Julianne and her brother, Derek, in the ballroom together. “She’s a perfect choice,” Banks said, adding, “She’s gonna crush it.”
Julianne has competed on the ballroom dance competition show for multiple seasons and has won the Mirrorball Trophy twice. She has also judged the show in the past. The last time she appeared on the show was as a guest judge in 2021. She filled in for her brother who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was quarantined.
During Banks’ three-year tenure as the show’s host, she received some backlash from fans due to her on-air flubs and communication issues. Last season, the “America’s Next Top Model” alum mispronounced the names of contestants and professional dancers. Even Nikki Bella had to comment on it after Banks mispronounced Artem Chigvintsev’s name multiple times.