This week is not looking up for Tyra Banks.
Just one day after she disappeared from Twitter over the upcoming “America’s Next Top Model” exposé, the former runway model has been asked to NOT return to her hosting duties on “Dancing with the Stars.”
According to The U.S. Sun, the former ‘Dancing’ host has been fired from her job following record-low ratings.
The dancing competition show is also moving from ABC to Disney+ for season 31.
Tyra Banks Axed From Hosting “Dancing With The Stars”
The outlet exclusively reported on Tuesday, April 12, that the controversial host will not return as host.
Banks replaced veteran ‘DWTS’ hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, who were let go to the shock of many fans and viewers.
“There is no official decision on who will be hosting next season but it doesn’t look like Tyra will be back,” a source told The Sun. “Which would be a network decision, not her decision.”
Banks received a lot of backlash during her short time hosting the competition series for seasons 29 and 30.
The competition series has also been renewed for two seasons and it will become the streaming service’s first live series.
Her Firing Comes After Record-Low Ratings
The low-ratings could be a result of many things, but one source close to the outlet attributes the low-ratings to how the show was presented.
“Production has been a mess, with no clear direction of where [the show] was going, which is why certain producers have been axed in recent months,” they said. “The mix of the behind-the-scenes chaos and the historically low ratings ultimately was the nail in the coffin. ABC didn’t feel it was worth the investment anymore, but didn’t want to drop it as a whole.”
When former ‘Dancing’ host Bergeron was asked about the low-ratings on Twitter, he simply replied, “Karma’s a b***h 😉.”
In July 2020, ABC announced that Bergeron and Andrews would no longer be a part of the show, as the series would be heading in a fresh creative direction.
ABC & BBC Studios applauded them for their time on the show but fired them anyway.
Bergeron hosted the dance program since its 2005 debut while Andrews joined him in 2014 for season 18.
Tom Says “Karma’s A B***H.”
As reported by PEOPLE, Bergeron spoke on being kicked off “DWTS” last year while being interviewed on the late Bob Saget’s podcast, “Bob Saget’s Here for You.”
The TV personality told the Saget, “In all candor, the show that I left was not the show that I loved.”
At the end of the season that turned out to be his last, Bergeron was already prepared.
The actor took everything out of his dressing room that he wanted, as it was clear that he and the executives were not seeing eye to eye, off-camera.
Bergeron said it was not a pleasant experience, but he was unsurprised, and there was no blue period surrounding his firing.
“I think Erin and I had more fun being fired than virtually anybody,” the comedian said. He added that he had a largely positive experience hosting the ABC show.
The star said that the producers were entitled to “do the show the way they think is best,” and he looked back at a vast majority of his time there with great fondness.