This past weekend, Tyra Banks revealed while outside a supermarket after shopping for ice cream for her new business, that she wouldn’t be returning as the host of “Dancing With The Stars”, which moved from ABC to Disney+ last year, making it the first live series to debut on the streaming service.

Produced in front of a live audience by BBC Studios’ Los Angeles production arm, the show pairs celebrities with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines. “Dancing with the Stars” first premiered on ABC in 2005 and has grown into an international phenomenon and source of constant watercooler conversation.

Disney has revealed that Julianne Hough will be taking over the role of the co-host of the series, joining Alfonso Ribeiro, who joined the show as a co-host after competing in the show before.  Julianne Hough has previously won “Dancing With The Stars” twice before and was a judge on the show for three seasons.  She is also the sister of Derek Hough, who has also previously been a professional dancer on the show and is one of the current judges.

Disney hasn’t officially announced when “Dancing With The Stars” will return, but it has previously confirmed the show was commissioned for two seasons on Disney+.  The announcement of Tyra’s replacement so quickly, should likely put rumours of the show being cancelled to rest.

The latest season of “Dancing With The Stars” is available to stream now on Disney+ in the US and Canada.

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Roger Palmer

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