After thirty seasons, last year, Disney moved its long-standing competition series, “Dancing With The Stars” from ABC to Disney+ in the United States and Canada.   The series was hosted by supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks and actor and television personality Alfonso Ribeiro in which celebrities are paired with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough.

When the move was made from ABC to Disney+, it was announced that the show had been confirmed for two seasons, but it looks like some of the talent involved are already moving on, as head judge Len Goodman has announced he won’t be returning.  Two of the professional dancers, Cheryl Burke and Mark Ballas have also revealed they aren’t going to be returning.

And today, TMZ has revealed that the show’s host, Tyra Banks, is also leaving the show after three years, to produce more television and spend her time on her business.  They bumped into the host at a supermarket while developing her ice cream business.  She said “I think it’s time” and that it’s time to go from the

Disney hasn’t released any information, such as viewership numbers, on how the shift from ABC to Disney+ went.  With Disney looking to cut costs in its entertainment division, it will be interesting to see if Tyra is replaced, or if the show will continue with just Alfonso Ribeiro hosting or if someone else will be brought in.

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Studios Los Angeles Productions and is a US version of “Strictly Come Dancing”.

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