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Tyra Banks To Leave ‘Dancing With The Stars’ After 3 Seasons

Banks joined Dancing With the Stars in 2020, taking over from long-time hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.

Tyra Banks is departing Dancing With The Stars after three seasons, it has been confirmed.

The supermodel and businesswoman first confirmed the news to TMZ, saying she wants to focus on her business in the future.

“I feel it’s really time for me to focus on my business and my entrepreneurship, and also producing more TV — but behind the scenes,” Banks said. “I think it’s time to graduate from the dance floor to the stock market floor… from the ballroom to the boardroom!”

“Don’t you think it’s time?” she continued. “Yeah, I think it’s time.”

Banks joined Dancing With the Stars in 2020, taking over from long-time hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. She followed the show as it moved from ABC to Disney+.

“I’ve been a fan of DWTS since its beginning,” Banks said in a statement when she joined the show. “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.”

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Last season, Banks was joined by former DWTS champion and comedian Alfonso Ribeiro as her co-host.

Banks will not be the only person departing the show. Longtime judge Len Goodman is leaving the show to retire back home in the U.K.

Prior to joining Dancing With The Stars, Banks hosted “America’s Next Top Model” and “The Tyra Banks Show,” as well as one season of America’s Got Talent.

Dancing With The Stars returns for its 32nd season later this year on Disney+.

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