TYRA Banks will be returning to the ballroom for season 30, despite fan controversy over her hosting role.
ABC has confirmed that the America’s Next Top Model alum will indeed be returning to season 30 of Dancing With The Stars.
Tyra will return to DWTSCredit: ABC
Tyra, 47, will appear alongside judges Len Goodman, Derek Hough, Carrie Ann Inaba, and Bruno Tonioli.
The supermodel first landed the role for season 29, as she replaced longtime hosts, Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
Despite her heavy experience in competition shows, the actress made several noteworthy mistakes during her first season on DWTS.
In a TikTok video from last Fall, the reality star admitted her mishaps, telling fans: “Yeah, I had a lot of fun but I messed up. I said the wrong words, but I kept going.”
Tyra’s first season hosting did not go as plannedCredit: Getty
She replaced Tom Bergeron and Erin AndrewsCredit: Getty
Although she suffered a few blows, a source at the time told E! News that “execs love her,” and she would most likely be returning for season 30.
“The ratings for DWTS are up and Tyra is not worried about losing or fighting to save her job.”
According to the source, judgement from the public doesn’t bother the TV personality: “She tunes out the noise and doesn’t listen to social media critiques.”
Throughout season 29 this past Fall, Tyra received heavy criticism from fans as they slammed her for “not preparing” for the role.
Fans believed the model to be ill ‘prepared’ for her new roleCredit: Getty Images – Getty
They attributed her hosting as the cause of ‘low ratings’Credit: ABC
Viewers called her an “epic failure” as ratings reached a lower-than-usual level.
Tyra’s biggest critique came from an awkward on-screen moment when she misread the bottom two contestants.
Anne Heche and her pro partner Keo Motsepe were up for elimination against NFL star Vernon Davis and pro Peta Murgatroyd.
When the Life-Size star realized that Monica Aldama with her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy were actually meant to join Anne and Keo, she blamed the mistake on production.
Tyra said the wrong names during an elimination roundCredit: Getty
She blamed the mistake on productionCredit: ABC
She apologized on behalf of the control room and her cue cards for the blunder, rather than taking the blame herself.
A week later, Tyra referenced her mishap: “Speaking of voting, we want to clear something up that happened last week when we were announcing the results.
“Make no mistake, all of your votes were definitely counted and the correct bottom two couples were named.
“However, what you did not see was that there was a technical issue behind the scenes that caused the names on my cards to be listed incorrectly.”
Fans took to Twitter to absolutely roast the long-time show host, as they called her an “epic failure.”
“DWTS get rid of Tyra Banks already. Epic Failure. Ratings plummeting. Nobody’s watching,” they ranted.
“Idk if Tyra is the right fit,” another speculated while a third wrote: “Who was the numbskull who hired Tyra? I stopped watching AGT when Tyra was the host because Tyra is unwatchable.”