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Jordan Fisher Calls Tyra Banks' 'DWTS' Hiring 'Odd'

Jordan Fisher is calling the hiring of Tyra Banks to replace both Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as hosts on Dancing with the Stars “odd.”

“It’s odd. Tyra is very talented, and ABC, I would say, most of the time knows what they’re doing. It’s really just a matter of seeing it actually happen,” Jordan told ET. Jordan won DWTS in 2017 and hosted Dancing With the Stars: Juniors in 2018.

“I’m curious… the tonal quality of the show is so family-oriented, and I think that Tom [Bergeron] and Erin [Andrews] have played a large part in cultivating that feeling for fans at home. So their absence, I think, is… I mean, it’s evident based on social media and all that stuff how people feel in terms of their absence from the show.”

“She’s an EP on the show as well, so I don’t know,” he continued. “I don’t know what that’s gonna look like or sound like or feel like, or anything along those lines. So, we’ll see. We’ll see when the show comes back up.”

Tom and Erin weren’t the only DWTS mainstays recently fired from the show.

DWTS' Carrie Ann Inaba Reveals Fate of the Judges, Reacts to Tyra Banks as New Host

Carrie Ann Inaba is opening up about the big changes happening at Dancing With the Stars and she’s revealing the fate of the judging panel.

It was just announced that the show’s longtime hosts have been fired and they are being replaced by Tyra Banks, who will be the show’s new executive producer.

“I feel like it was just such sudden news. My heart breaks for Tom [Bergeron] and Erin [Andrews],” Carrie Ann said on The Talk‘s episode that will air July 21.

“I cried when I heard the news, as well as, I think a lot of our fans did,” she said. “People have been saying that Tyra is the first black host of Dancing with the Stars, and I just want to clarify, because season one we had Lisa Canning… Also, I don’t think that’s how we should be labeling her. She’s our new host. Period. It has nothing to do with the color of her skin. I think it has to do with all that Tyra Banks is. All the energy she has. She’s like a visionary, she’s a strong, powerful woman…I think we’re in good hands. It’s different, the fans are going to have to get used to it, I understand that, but I think we should welcome her.”

So, will Carrie Ann and the other judges return for the upcoming season?

“As of now, that is the plan,” she said. “I just want everybody to know Len [Goodman], Bruno [Tonioli] and I, that is the plan that we’re coming back. But they’re going make the official announcement in a few weeks. They’re just going to keep letting us know all the details. I don’t want people to worry. It seems like everything is okay.”

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Tyra Banks to Replace Tom Bergeron & Erin Andrews as New 'Dancing with the Stars' Host

Tyra Banks is taking over hosting duties of Dancing with the Stars!

It has been announced that the 46-year-old model will be replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as the new host of the ABC dance competition series for season 29.

Along with being named host, Tyra will also be given an executive producer title on Dancing with the Stars.

“I’ve been a fan of DWTS since its beginning,” Tyra said in a statement via THR. “The fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances… it’s always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk. Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”

Earlier this week, Tom revealed that he was let go from Dancing with the Stars after hosting the show for all 28 seasons over the past 15 years.

ABC then released a statement saying that the show is moving in “a new creative direction,” and that Erin will also not be returning.

Tyra has hosted America’s Got Talent and America’s Next Top Model.

Find out which former Dancing with the Stars contestant said the show should be canceled after Tom and Erin‘s firings.

America's Next Top Model's Jay Manuel Reveals Why He Really Left the Show & Addresses Tyra Banks Backlash on Social Media

Jay Manuel is speaking out.

The 47-year-old former America’s Next Top Model judge, who left the show after Cycle 18, spoke out about the show and former co-star Tyra Banks in an interview with Variety on Wednesday (May 13).

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“When we parted ways, I had already completed my contract after Cycle 18 with no plans to return for Cycle 19, and that’s something that people don’t know. It was 100% my decision to leave the show, as I was ready to move my career in a different direction, but unfortunately at the time, my departure was misreported to the press, and contractually, I could not speak about leaving the show. Now, I can speak about it, so I can be clear that my departure from the show was one of choice,” Jay said of leaving the show.

“My primary focus was shifting my career. But, initially when the show started, creatively, it was just a conversation between Tyra and myself. As the show grew and big sponsors came on board, everyone felt the pressure now to build the ratings, so then everyone was adding layers to these shoots and taking it away from realistic fashion challenges, which became increasingly difficult for me because I had to juggle what the sponsor wanted and what production wanted for TV ratings and also create the creative, so it just became very difficult to manage. By the time I finished with Cycle 18, there was just so much more I needed to do with my career and I wasn’t offering anything new to the show, at that point.”

He also addressed the recent social media backlash that Tyra has faced about questionable plot points, challenges and her behavior throughout the series.

“I do think it’s a little unfair for people to persecute Tyra now, especially because she has already taken heat for her past executive decisions in past years. However, I can’t really defend her either because when ratings were high and things were great, she remained a clear figurehead, because it was her show. Consistently, when s–t hit the fan and people wanted to talk about some of the things that were said on the show, we would have another singular EP come forward to claim that all creative decisions were made as the team, and I really wish that were the case, but that just simply is not true.”

Here’s what Tyra Banks said about backlash for those insensitive ANTM moments…

Tyra Banks Breaks Silence on Insensitive Moments on 'America's Next Top Model'

Tyra Banks is speaking out in response to the insensitive moments that were featured on her reality show America’s Next Top Model throughout the years.

Clips from the show have been resurfacing this week and fans have looked back at some of the cringeworthy moments.

Tyra once told Cycle 6 winner Dani Evans that she’d never be a successful model because of the gap in her teeth. Cycle 13 included a photo shoot where contestants had their skin darkened for a “biracial themed” shoot. Cycle 4 runner-up Kahlen Rondot was asked to do a photo shoot in a coffin in a graveyard, just one day after her friend died.

“Been seeing the posts about the insensitivity of some past ANTM moments and I agree with you. Looking back, those were some really off choices. Appreciate your honest feedback and am sending so much love and virtual hugs. ❤️,” Tyra wrote on Twitter on Friday night (May 8).

Tyra has been hosting the show since 2003.

In a recent interview, Tyra opened up about the weight she has gained since posing for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover last year.

Tyra Banks Says She's 25 Pounds Heavier Than She Was On 2019 Sports Illustrated Cover

Tyra Banks rocks a pair of green pants with her camouflage jacket while out in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon (April 6).

The 46-year-old model decided to forgo the recommended mask and gloves while picking up a few things from Erewhon market.

In a recent interview, Tyra opened up about her relationship with food and revealed that she’s actually 30 pounds heavier than she was on last year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover.

“I have a very interesting relationship with food. I have to say that it is one of the most important things in my life,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “Right now, you can’t tell because I have on a men’s blazer, [but] I am 25 pounds heavier than I was on the cover of a very famous swimsuit magazine that came out last year.”

Tyra continued that she has no regrets about the weight and plans to keep on eating what she loves.

In fact, for her dinner meals with her family, Tyra orders the same meal from two different restaurants to compare them.

“I do it with my son, I do it with my man, we line it up and then we score the different restaurants with the same item,” she explained. “What happens is, the next time you order, you know where to order from because one of them is always nasty.”

See her full interview below!

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Tyra Banks Mocks Her Viral Beyonce Interview by Interviewing Herself - Watch!

Tyra Banks is poking fun at herself.

The America’s Next Top Model entrepreneur sat down with, well, herself for a fun interview mocking her viral 2008 interview with Beyonce for Good Housekeeping on Friday (February 28).

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For the new interview, Tyra asked herself some hard-hitting questions, like her favorite type of French fries, and her secrets to relaxing and self-care. She also revealed which one of her own memes is her favorite.

In case you haven’t seen it, check out Tyra‘s reaction to that newly resurfaced Beyonce interview.