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Tyra Banks Addresses 'Dancing with the Stars' Live Screwup

Tyra Banks Addresses 'Dancing with the Stars' Live Screwup

Tyra Banks is looking back on an awkward situation.

The 47-year-old model and TV personality got candid during a virtual session for the show during the TCA press tour.

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During the conversation, she was asked about what happened when she ended up mixing up the wrong couple during an elimination episode.

“I’ve been doing live TV probably since I was 17, 18 years old,” she said.

“So live TV is pretty normal for me. I actually prefer it because when you tape, you’re taping something for 12 hours, and the director keeps saying do it over and over again. Whereas live, you’re over it pretty fast. Also, my feet tend to hurt. I have long, flat feet in heels,” she went on to say.

“And then the famous debacle, I mean, people see my face. They don’t know there’s things in my ears, and there’s directors and things, people saying stuff to me. And so — but the world sees me. They don’t understand that there’s a whole thing going on,” she continued.

“And so I take the darts and have chosen to be talent in the entertainment industry. And that’s who the world sees. So the world is angry at the talent. But there’s a whole control room and things happening and craziness going on, and I’m fed certain things, say certain things that I’m told. But it is what it is. We are a team. And sometimes you have to take darts for the team, and I took them. And will continue to take them. Our team will make mistakes. They see my face, and that’s what gets written up. And that’s the choice that I’ve made to be on television.”

She made sure to clarify: “I was blamed for it, and it wasn’t me. And I think that’s very important to say,” adding that viewers “don’t know there’s things in my ears. They don’t know there’s cards that are wrong. But I say what I’m reading, and so I’m blamed. It is what it is. But just to be transparent, that’s the truth.”

If you missed it, there’s a DWTS first regarding a same-sex couple!

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