Nick Cannon is out, Tyra Banks is in. The former supermodel has been tapped to be the new host of America’s Got Talent after Cannon’s exit.
Reports the New York Post:
The NBC show has crowned Tyra Banks as its new emcee for its upcoming twelfth season.
The former “America’s Next Top Model” host will be replacing Nick Cannon following his controversial resignation last month, judge Howie Mandel announced on Twitter Sunday night.
She said in a statement Sunday night that she looked forward to being part of another show where people get the chance to have their dreams come true.
“Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible,” Banks explained.
“I love how ‘AGT’ brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true. I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed. And maybe I’ll get one or two performers to smize for the audience!”
Banks—last seen on Celebrity Apprentice and a Drake video—was the host of America’s Next Top Model for 22 years. TWENTY TWO years.
As for Nick Cannon, he’ll be alright.