Tyra Banks Is Returning to Host ‘America’s Next Top Model’ For Cycle 24
Tyra Banks is back on top!
The supermodel passed her ANTM hosting duties off to Rita Ora for a season and decided to go behind the camera as an executive producer, but we guess she just missed it too much!
"I'm overwhelmed and humbled by the intensity of the ANTM fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart," she said in a statement.
"After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that remaining behind the camera wasn't enough because ANTM is woven into my DNA."
The brunette beauty also tweeted a sweet message to Rita following the announcement.
“Mizz @ritaora, you exemplify Business Boss Brand to the fullest! Thank you for all the amazingness you brought to ANTM.”
Mizz @ritaora, you exemplify Business Boss Brand to the fullest! Thank you for all the amazingness you brought to ANTMTyra Banks (@tyrabanks) March 16, 2017
Thankfully, there are no hard feelings between the two hosts.
“Thank you Tyra! Was such an honour and pleasure being on your show. Everyone welcome Tyra back!!” the 50 Shades Darker actress tweeted back.
The Victoria’s Secret model’s fellow executive producer Ken Mok also released a statement welcoming the 43-year-old back as host.
"Tyra has always been the heart and soul of the franchise and her absence was deeply felt by our fiercely loyal fans who missed their Queen of the Smize,” he said.
“We'd like to thank Rita Ora for being a great partner and total pro. She infused this new iteration of ANTM with passion and creativity and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors."
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Cycle 24 of America's Next Top Model will begin this summer on VH1.
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