‘America’s Next Top Model’ Renewed By VH1 / Tyra Banks Returns As Host

Published: Thursday 16th Mar 2017 by Sam

‘America’s Next Top Model’ is back and is bringing creator Tyra Banks with it.

It has been confirmed that the fashion focussed serial has been renewed by VH1 for its 24th cycle – its second on the network.

And in an interesting move, Banks will reprise her role as host.

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The supermodel turned media mogul will replace Rita Ora as on-camera anchor for the series.

Banks’ return marks quite the turn-around for the star, who opted for a behind the camera role for the show’s revival.

Speaking in a statement, she said:

“I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the intensity of the ANTM fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart. After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that remaining behind the camera wasn’t enough because ANTM is woven into my DNA.”

The show’s co-creator Ken Mok added:

“Tyra has always been the heart and soul of the franchise and her absence was deeply felt by our fiercely loyal fans who missed their Queen of the Smize.

We’d like to thank Rita Ora for being a great partner and total pro. She infused this new iteration of ANTM with passion and creativity and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.”[Source]

The news comes on the heels of Banks’ being announced as the host of ‘America’s Got Talent.’

Production on the 24th cycle of ANTM begins this Summer.

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  1. NOBITCHASSNESS March 16, 2017

    Now THIS makes sense. I’ll be tuning in.

    • Boobookitty March 17, 2017

      I hope they don’t bring back that stupid social media elements… Urgh

  2. IKNOWTHETRUTH March 16, 2017


    • HALF AMAZIN March 16, 2017

      She was completely awful for host. What does she know about being a supermodel with her washed up Rimmel London ads. Good riddance Oral!

    • ? + ✈ = ? March 17, 2017

      That picture reminds me of Ciaras self titled flop album

  3. HailLegendBeysus March 16, 2017

    LMFAOOO! They couldn’t even keep Oral Job on their payroll! Just nope bitxh Tyra’s back back to them 9 to 5 BJs you go!

    • Electrikblue March 17, 2017

      Y’all some trifling people on here. Htf y’all know about her s** life? The show had decent ratings that why Tyra is running back.

  4. Orangeyougladididntsaybanana March 16, 2017

    Alternative Headline: Aging Retired Model Replaces “Rising” Star

    • Kris March 16, 2017

      Correction: Iconic Super Model that broke racial barriers in the fashion industry replaces spoon fed star.

      • Orangeyougladididntsaybanana March 16, 2017

        I’m on your side boo!! It’s poking fun at how female celebrities claim to be held back by age but in this case we clearly see age isn’t a factor. It’s all in the talent. 🙂

  5. @ASAPicon March 16, 2017

    Like why would a mother ever let an industry whoore babysit her child??

    Tyra, The show needs new exciting judges, or maybe bring all the fav judges and give them chairs! Im talking Miss J, Mister J, Andre Leon Talley, Nigel… And ummmm I forget who else, but yeah, you gotta mix it up, or the show is going to be so dry, yet again. I stopped watching ages ago, but I would give it another chance with the right formula.

    Maybe get a lineup of supermodels as judges, or several legendary designers.

  6. DanYiel Iman March 16, 2017

    Baby I watched & forgot who won… I’m checkin for this because Tyra Banks smize was EVERYTHING & I am ready!! ✌??

  7. Queen Barb March 16, 2017

    Rita takes more Ls than Ciara

  8. Mark111 /.\ March 16, 2017

    Hahahahahaha! Rita WHOher? Fails again. Poor S A M.

  9. Gee March 16, 2017

    Long story short Rita Ora was handed a pink slip and shown the door. Tyra was given more money and she is coming back to resurrect what is left of ANTM.

  10. Drakonce March 17, 2017

    I say bring Eva Marcile on as a judge she was the first winner.

    • Killian March 17, 2017

      Second actually… Adrianne Curry was the first winner.

    • Killian March 17, 2017

      Third winner actually …Adrianne Curry was cycle 1 winner and Yoanna House was cycle 2 winner

    • HALF AMAZIN March 17, 2017

      Eva was striking but she is short and a one trick pony as a model…probably why she’s had more success with acting. They need Miss Lawrence and a cadre of other cackling birds as hosts! I’d watch

  11. RhiRocks March 17, 2017

    Tyra is really shady! She didn’t return to this season cos she thought it would flop and didn’t want to be blamed for it. But once seeing that it was doing well and Rita was being accepted she came back while the show is still hot! Anyway I just hope she doesn’t do the AGT host job she’s too big for this

    • Lea March 17, 2017

      How was it doing well…Noone talked about this show when Tyra left! Most forgot all about it, they made the right f****** decision now deal!

    • HALF AMAZIN March 17, 2017

      If Rita was doing well, Tyra would’ve let her stay and collected her behind the scenes coin as the executive producer. Come one. Logic. Ora is no one to be taken seriously as a host of ANTM.

  12. truthteller March 17, 2017

    I guess this is why David deleted that post from a few days ago saying there were rumours Ora had been axed, but they were probably false. Oh well.

  13. Indie March 17, 2017

    Has everyone forgotten that Tyra became a mother and might of wanted some time off to actually be a mother to her child and family, and now she’s ready to step back in front of the camera and take on two shows! If It was a case of Rita being awful and Tyra retiring from TV then would they not have gotten another girl to replace Rita, posted a selfie of them together so obviously no bad blood and Rita also announced that her new album is coming out

  14. Beyonnaise March 17, 2017

    Poor Shita… Well, she can always sell her kidney to albanian mafia in case of need

  15. RoyalKev March 17, 2017

    All is right again! Rita had no business! No, no , no , no , no shade….

  16. Really March 17, 2017

    Wow I’m am soo excited! I enjoy turn a lot and will def watch this time around

  17. Really March 17, 2017


  18. Jeans March 17, 2017

    I actually like Rita for the show. I watched every episode of the new season and thought it was very good. Great season of girls and drama! I liked Rita in the role but happy Tyra is back! HERE FOR IT!

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