Tyra Banks said she thought Julianne Hough was the “perfect choice” as her replacement as host. dancing with the stars.
In a new interview with us weeklyThe model said “The businesswoman in me sees Julianne as great on so many levels. She is a professional dancer. She is Derek (Hough) A’s sister. DWTS Multiple champions who are now stellar judges.”
She added, “It’s going to be a family event in a ballroom that people will love to see. And she has a lot of personality and strong opinions backed by expertise. She’s the perfect choice! She will smash it!”
Banks hosted the show for three seasons and announced her decision to leave the show on March 16. “I felt it was time for me to focus on my business and entrepreneurship. Including producing more TV shows. But behind the scenes,” she explains. “I think it’s time to go from the dance floor to the stock market floor … from the ballroom to the conference room,” Banks continued. “I am an entrepreneur with a heart… I think my heart. my soul dedicated to my business And also the production of new TVs. But I really want to focus on my business. And you can’t manage to perform.”
The bank was approached to co-host. DWTS In 2020, after Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews left the show.
ABC announced Hough to host instead of Banks for the upcoming 32nd season. She will co-host with Alfonso Ribeiro, with her brother Derek as a judge alongside Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.
Hough started out as a dancer for DWTS Toured live before becoming an official professional dancer for the series from 2007 to 2009. She later returned as a judge for six seasons from 2014 to 2021.
dancing with the starsSeason 32 Premiere, TBD, Disney+