Tyra Banks was announced as the new host of America’s Got Talent on yesterday by show judge, Howie Mandel. Tyra says she is looking forward to giving hugs and words of encouragement.
“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!”
Banks’ hiring comes about a month after Cannon said he would not return to the show after NBC threatened to fire him over what he said was a racial joke made during his Showtime comedy special Stand Up, Don’t Shoot.