Tyra Banks has been named as the new host on the NBC show, and she’ll be replacing Nick Cannon on season 12.
AGT judge Howie Mandel made the announcement on Sunday, March 12, when he took to social media to spread the news.
America, strike a pose. #AGT has a brand-new host! Welcome to the fam, @tyrabanks! pic.twitter.com/yeZJjIZwjC
— America’s Got Talent (@nbcagt) March 12, 2017
Banks also confirmed the news through her own Twitter account:
Surprise! TyTy is the new host of #AGT @nbcagt! Can’t wait 2work w/new fam @OfficialMelB @howiemandel @heidiklum & @SimonCowell
— Tyra Banks (@tyrabanks) March 12, 2017
Banks, 43, will replace Cannon, who controversially resigned last month. In a Facebook post he claimed he was quitting because he’d been threatened with termination after making racial jokes on his Showtime special Nick Cannon: Stand Up, Don’t Shoot.
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