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Tyra Banks will host America’s Got Talent

Tyra Banks will host America’s Got Talent
America's Got Talent season 12's new host Tyra Banks. (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC)

America’s Got Talent has hired former America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks to host AGT, replacing Nick Cannon, who quit the show last month.

The announcement came via social media. Tyra tweeted a third-person reference to herself: “Surprise! TyTy is the new host […] Can’t wait 2work w/new fam.”

The show starts taping its auditions tomorrow in Pasadena, and tickets are still available.

NBC’s reality executive, Paul Telegdy, said in a press release that “Tyra is the complete package: Out-of-this-world talented, funny, brilliant and all heart. In whatever she has done, she has always connected with audiences around the world. Her vivacious spirit will infuse AGT in a big way.”

In the press release, Tyra said,

“Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible. I love how AGT brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true. I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed. And maybe I’ll get one or two performers to smize for the audience!”

Tyra most recently appeared on three episodes of NBC’s The New Celebrity Apprentice as one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s advisers.

 

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