Tyra Banks Leaves ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Host Concert

Tyra Banks is hanging up her prom dresses for business suits.

The model and entrepreneur said on Thursday that she was leaving Dancing with the stars after three seasons to focus on her work as a television producer and her ice cream business, SMiZE & Dream.

“I’m really focused on business, like crazy, crazy focused,” Banks told a TMZ photographer outside a grocery store in Santa Monica, California.

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She added that the ice cream brand is global and is preparing to start selling it in the United States.

“I think it’s time for me to really focus on my business and my entrepreneurship, and also produce more television, but behind the scenes,” she said. “I think it’s time to move from the dance floor to the stock market.”

The photographer asked Banks if she was serious and she jokingly said, “Mic drop.”

hello america confirmed banks will not return to DWTS Friday.

The star joined the ABC Dance Competition as host and executive producer in 2020, in a shakeup that saw hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews leave the show.

Banks had years of hosting experience on America’s Next Top Modelthe union member Tyra Banks ShowAnd America’s Got Talent.

But some long standing DWTS fans weren’t happy and complained on social media that her larger-than-life personality didn’t fit the show.

In 2022, amid declining ratings, ABC moved the series from broadcast television to Disney+ after 15 years and 30 seasons.

The network also tapped Alfonso Ribeiro as co-host for season 31. Ribeiro competed and won the top prize in the 19th season of Dancing with the stars. He also hosted the national event Dancing with the stars visit.

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