Who's New Host Of 'Dancing With The Stars'? Tyra Banks In; Tom Bergeron, Erin Andrews Out After 15 Years

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Who's The New Host Of 'Dancing With The Stars'? Tom Bergeron Is Out After 15 Years
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When Dancing With The Stars finally returns to ABC, it's going to look a lot different. On Monday, the network announced that after 15 years, Tom Bergeron is out as host — and Erin Andrews won't be returning, either. Tyra Banks has been announced as the new DWTS host.

It's hard to imagine the show without Bergeron at the helm, but it's happening, and now, we're curious about who will be replacing him when the time comes to film the next season. 

Who's the new Dancing With The Stars host?

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Dancing With The Stars is going In a "new creative direction." 

In a statement released by ABC on Monday, the network shared that they're freshening things up for DWTS in the future (likely because of how long the show has been on the air and because of new filming procedures that must be followed due to COVID-19) and unfortunately, that means moving forward without Bergeron or Andrews.

“Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing with the Stars family," the statement said. "As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success. Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she originally competed as a contestant back in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show." 

Bergeron himself shared the news on Twitter. 

It seems like Bergeron may have been a bit blindsided by the news, according to his tweet, but he's taking it in stride.

A new host wasn't named immediately.

Though Although ABC let us know that Bergeron is out, we still didn't know who was in ... and it wouldn't be surprising if that meant they hadn't chosen someone yet. It's surprising that this news didn't leak before the announcement, so surely, there would be rumblings about a new host if that person had already been informed? 

One option could have been ABC's other famed host: Chris Harrison. 

As a longtime host of The Bachelor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Chris Harrison would be a predictable choice for ABC to go with. They've worked with him for years and he knows the hosting routine — not to mention the fact that he's been beloved by Bachelor fans for his entire career, and many of them also watch DWTS

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A former contestant could have taken the reigns.

Being that Andrews joined the show after competing on it herself, it's possible that ABC will choose someone else who's competed (or even won) in the past. Some fans on Twitter have speculated that it could be former Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro, while others are betting on radio host Bobby Bones

Who Is the new host of Dancing With The Stars? It's official: Tyra Banks is in.

Although this is definitely an unexpected choice, on Tuesday night, ABC announced that Tyra Banks would be the next host — and she's stepping in to executive produce the show, too.

"I've been a fan of 'DWTS' since its beginning ... 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," she said in a statement. "Tom has set a powerful stage, and I'm excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats."
The show will definitely look different with Banks at the helm when it returns, but maybe this new era will be exactly what DWTS needs to freshen things up.

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Nicole Pomarico is an entertainment and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Cosmo, Us Weekly, Refinery29, and more.