Tyra Banks to Host ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Next Season

Tyra Banks is returning to television. Banks will now host the next season of America’s Next Top Model. 

Banks created the popular modeling competition reality show several years ago and will now host the next season of the TV series on VH1. Also, filming is set to begin this summer.

The former supermodel, Banks, will also be replacing Nick Cannon’s job on America’s Got Talent, which makes Banks one busy businesswoman.

Banks previously hosted America’s Next Top Model for several seasons and served as the show’s executive producer alongside Ken Mok. Banks will be taking over Rita Ora’s hosting duties on the show.

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LOS ANGELES – APR 26: Tyra Banks at the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards at the Warner Brothers Studio Lot on April 26, 2015, in Burbank, CA (Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com)

Previously, Banks walked out of hosting the show when the series moved to VH1 last year after running for several years on The CW. Additional judges will be announced later.

“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,” Banks 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.”

Mok also thanked Rita Ora for hosting the show and welcomed Banks for returning to the show.

“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 in a statement. “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.”