Julianne Hough Set to Replace Tyra Banks As ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Host


It’s official, Julianne Houghs is joining Dancing With The Stars, but this time as a host! The show announced that she would be replacing Tyra Banks after the model decided to exit the show. Banks unconventionally announced her departure to TMZ while she was casually running errands last week. The supermodel has been a host for the last three seasons, joined by co-host Alfonso Ribeiro when it moved to Disney + for its 31st season.

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“It is such an honor to be rejoining Dancing With The Stars as co-host,” Hough told Variety. “The show holds such a special place in my heart from the many years and different roles I have had the privilege of being a part of. The incredible team that brings the ballroom to life every night has been my family for the past 17 years.”

Julianne Hough Joins DWTS

Hough rise to fame when s he first joined the cast as a professional dancer in 2007. She made DWTS history as the youngest professional to win the Mirrorball trophy with her partner Olympic skater Apolo Ohno. After deciding to leave dancing behind, she went on to appear as a guest judge several times and has served several seasons as a member of the judge’s panel.

She also worked as a choreographer for the show, winning a Primetime Emmy Award. in 2015 for Outstanding Choreography alongside her brother Derek Hough and Tessandra Chavez. “I am so excited to reunite with Alfonso, Carrie Ann [Inaba], Bruno [Tonioli], Derek, the unbelievably talented pros, and the amazing cast on the dance floor,” Hough continued. “The energy is magnetic every time you step foot in to the ballroom and I can’t wait to feel it again—and of course to share it all with the absolute best and most loyal fans—for another exciting season.”

DWTS has had several changes through the years, most recently announcing the departure of original host Tom Bergeron. There was also the move to Disney + as well as the retirement of Len Goodman, who was a head judge.

Mainstay pros Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas also decided to leave the show in its 31st season. Now, both Hough siblings are set to partake in the show, which can give viewers a little hope that it will continue its run for a few more years.

Read More: Tyra Banks Says Goodbye To DWTS  After Hosting For 3 Seasons To Focus On Her Business

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