Out w/ The Old And In w/ The New! Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) Announced As New Host Of ‘America’s Got Talent’

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So, we all know by now that actor and comedian Nick Cannon is no longer the host of “America’s Got Talent”. Last week, I told you that actor and comedian Marlon Wayans was in the running to replace Cannon as the host on the show. Well, this week we have learned that the show’s producers have just thrown a curveball that no one was expecting.

It was recently announced that supermodel and actress Tyra Banks was officially named as the new host

Supermodel Tyra Banks

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The news comes as a surprise to many considering Tyra was never listed as being in the running for consideration of being the next host. Rumor has it that Marlon Wayans turned down the gig due to not agreeing with executives on salary.

Tyra broke the news to her fans via twitter with the following tweet:


“ Surprise! TyTy is the new host f #AGT”

Supermodel Tyra Banks

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The model also tagged the judges on the show Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and Simon Cowell. Tyra also added that she “can’t wait 2work “ with her “new fam”.

Supermodel Tyra Banks

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Tyra Is A Boss

Tyra is no stranger to television. The supermodel co-created and hosted “America’s Next Top Model” for several seasons.

Tyra expressed her feelings about her new gig.


“Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible. 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.”

Paul Telegdy, who is the head of NBC alternative, stated,

“Tyra is the complete package: Out-of-this-world talented, funny, brilliant and all heart. In whatever she has done, she has always connected with audiences around the world. Her vivacious spirit will infuse AGT in a big way.”

Supermodel Tyra Banks

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So, what are your thoughts? Do you think Tyra will make a good host for “America’s Got Talent”? Who would you like to see as the new host? Let me know in the comments.

Written By: Ronda Brooks

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