Tyra Banks is moving from judging the
catwalk to the Cha Cha ... the OG top model is
taking over hosting duties for "Dancing With the
Just a day after the news broke that Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews won't be returning for season
29, TMZ has learned that the former supermodel is
strutting her way into the role.
In addition to smizing in front of the camera, Tyra
will also be an Executive Producer of the show.
We've learned she was in talks with the network
long before the news of Tom and Erin's departure
On Monday, Tom announced that the show would be
continuing without him, and said his 15 years
hosting was the "most unexpected gift of my
career." ABC and BBC released their own statement
saying Erin would also not be returning, as the
show is embarking "on a new creative direction."
Sources close to Tom tell TMZ that the news came as
quite a shock to him, and he was only informed of
his departure this week.
The pair has been co-hosting together since 2010,
after Erin herself was a contestant on the show --
but now the "America's Next Top Model" creator will
be stepping into that glittery, disco-balled arena.