ABC Dancing With the Stars 2020 spoilers tease that it’s no secret that Tyra Banks’ installation as host has been controversial. Some see her replacement of long-time hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as a usurpation, not a simple substitution. As a result, some fans have revolted, airing their displeasure long and loud on social media.
Now an insider close to exuberant Banks is throwing water on the uprising. The source told E! News, “The ratings for DWTS are up and Tyra is not worried about losing or fighting to save her job.”
Tyra Banks is now hosting season 29 of Dancing With the Stars
“She loves doing it and the execs love her,” the insider added. “She tunes out the noise and doesn’t listen to social media critiques.”
There have been plenty of criticisms, fair or not. In September fans dragged her hosting skills, with some saying she made the show all about herself. The former supermodel admitted that she, “messed up” some of her lines, and defended herself saying, “Tonight I hosted the second episode of Dancing With the Stars, and yeah, it wasn’t perfect. Yeah, I had a lot of fun but I messed up. I said the wrong words, but I kept going.”
You have to admire her pluck. If the crush of criticism has affected her she certainly hasn’t shown it. Then again she was hired for a reason: her hosting resume includes America’s Next Top Model, her own daytime talk show, and America’s Got Talent.
Finally, someone is speaking out in defense of Tyra Banks on DWTS
According to the source, “The same thing happened when she was on AGT. She knows how to handle haters and she has her whole career! She’s a pro.”
ABC announced this summer that Banks would not only replace Bergeron and Andrews but supply the show with a “new creative direction.” Many fans were offended, thinking the old version was just fine.
A statement read in part, “Banks will bring her energy and inspiration to the creative refresh the team is planning while honoring the show America loves.”
Soon after Banks, who has been accused of an affinity for being over the top at times, gushed to Good Morning America, “OK, let’s just keep this real: It is going to be so next level. We’re doing all this crazy stuff, taking it to the next level, but still keeping the stuff that we know America loves. But you need to get ready because it’s going to be different.”
Change is seldom easy—do you think the hosting change at DWTS was for the best or best left alone?
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