Banks — who created the reality competition series — took a one-season hiatus from hosting “America’s Next Top Model” when the show moved to VH1 from the CW for its most recent season, but remained executive producer and appeared throughout the season, while Rita Ora served as host.
The news comes just days after Banks was announced as the new host of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” which will see the departure of long-time host Nick Cannon.
We’d like to thank Rita Ora for being a great partner and total pro.
Banks will be pulling double duty hosting both “Top Model” and “AGT,” and she’s also serving as an on-camera mentor on NBC’s upcoming business entrepreneur reality competition “Funded,” which has not landed a premiere date yet.
Model Tyra Banks (L) and photographer Erik Asla attends the August Getty Atelier Dinner at the Montage Hotel Rooftop Grill on November 19, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.
Banks has always been keen to the idea of returning to “Top Model” — before VH1 revived the show, the media mogul told she would not be surprised if “ANTM” returned and she’d have to think about returning as host, saying, “I would definitely produce.
I just have to talk to the new partners about being on camera.
“She loves being a mom and is very hands-on.” Banks previously opened up about motherhood in an exclusive interview with Us in September 2016. He’s very social and he likes to be in on the action,” she told Us at the time.