Tyra Banks to Return to ‘America’s Next Top Model’

Rita Ora received the boot as the host of “America’s next Top Model” and according to Page Six, Tyra Banks will return.

The publication writes:

Tyra Banks will return as host of America’s Next Top Model, which has been renewed for a 24th cycle and second on VH1. Production will begin this summer. Banks, who hosted all 22 seasons of Top Model on UPN and the CW, will also continue as executive producer alongside Ken Mok. Banks replaces Rita Ora, who hosted the first Top Model season on VH1. The announcement comes days after Banks was announced as the new host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

While there had been chatter that, because of the show’s younger appeal, Top Model might migrate from reinforcing brand VH1 to flagship MTV, which is ramping up its unscripted portfolio, the series is staying on VH1, at least for now.

Ratings fell halfway through the most reason season on VH1, which Rita Ora hosted, leaving the show with half of its viewership it received during the premiere.

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  1. I knew it wasn’t going to work with Rita. I mean who’s checking for her anyway? I’ll watch now that Tyra is back.

  2. I don’t understand why they even thought Rita would be a good choice. She doesn’t even have an established career or fan base. They also need to change networks.

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