After successfully finding models for America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks will now help in the search for America’s cream of the crop when it comes to talent. The model-turned-businessman replaces former America’s Got Talent host, Nick Cannon.
Tyra Banks Is America’s Got Talent Season 12 Host
After another successful season, America’s Got Talent returns with a new host! Tyra Banks is taking over as the new host of NBC’s hit reality show. Banks made the announcement through her Twitter account.
Entertainment Weekly reported that a portion of the former America’s Next Top Model host tweet reads: “Surprise! TyTy is the new host of #AGT!” In addition, the former The Tyra Banks Show host that she can’t wait to work with her new family. AGT Season 12 returns with the same judges namely Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, model Heidi Klum, and Mel B.
I don't want Nick Cannon to leave AGT but I LOVE Tyra Banks as the Choice to Host in Nick's place! Tyra & Judges & Contestants #Magic yaaas
— Gina Lawriw (@GinaLawriw) March 13, 2017
USA Today reports that Banks replaces the show’s former host Nick Cannon after he announced his resignation from the show through a Facebook post. The Drumline actor’s decision to leave is because of a joke he said about America’s Got Talent on a cable special.
In his social media post, the actor said, “I was to be punished for a joke … My soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.”
Howie Mandel Excited, Wants To Learn How To Smize
Meanwhile, the outlet noted that after Banks’ announcement, Mandel tweeted welcoming Banks to the America’s Got Talent family. Moreover, he also attached a GIF which had the phrase “Introducing Our New Host” followed by a photo of the Coyote Ugly star.
— Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) March 12, 2017
Furthermore, the Canadian judge replied to Banks’ tweet introducing himself and asked her to teach him how to do the smize, which the outlet defined as “smiling with your eyes.” Banks responded asking Mandel to wait. The source noted that NBC’s talent reality series will start its Season 12 production soon.
Banks’ latest hosting gig is not something new to her. Prior to AGT, the model hosted America’s Next Top Model for more than a decade. Moreover, she also had her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show which aired for five seasons and won her two Emmy awards for Outstanding Show Informative category.
Apart from the two shows, Banks also co-hosted the talk show titled FABLife for two months. What can you say about Tyra Banks replacing Nick Cannon for America’s Got Talent Season 12? Share your thoughts with us!