Some fans of “Dancing With the Stars” want changes to be made ahead of the show’s upcoming season, which airs on Disney+ in 2023.
Tyra Banks took over as helm of the competition prior to season 29, replacing popular hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Viewers of the show had mixed reactions to the new host.
For season 31, Banks was joined by Alfonso Ribeiro, but some fans would still like to see someone else take over. Banks has been called out by fans for multiple blunders on air in season 31, which is scheduled to end November 21, 2022.
A Reddit poll asked “Would you like Tyra to be replaced next season?” the majority of respondents answered “yes”.
Fans have ideas for a replacement for banks
In response to the Reddit poll, many fans gave their suggestions on who they would like to host next season.
“Honestly, replace her with Shangela.” one person wrote.
Another person wrote: “She’s actually kind of growing on me. But I’d rather see Cheryl [Burke] or Anna Trebunskaya in this role.”
Burke only expressed interest in hosting the show in October 2022.
Fans on Twitter have also asked for Banks to be replaced.
“Can we just get rid of Tyra and replace her with Bruno? [Tonioli] as host #DWTS”, reads a tweet.
Many people said they are starting to enjoy Banks as the show’s host.
“Tyra is a legacy” one person wrote. “I’m still waiting for her to pull the top model photo train during the elimination. Plus, their outfits are incredibly fun.”
Some fans called Banks for awkward moments
Some fans have called out Banks about awkward moments on the show, including when she touched contestant Trevor Donovan’s panties during the show’s ’90s Night episode.
Donovan wore underwear that said “Trevor,” and Banks loved them.
“It was so inappropriate. You know there would have been outrage if the roles had been reversed.” one person wrote.
Another comment reads, “Okay, I understand, but have some self-control! If it were reversed and the man touched the woman’s underwear, it would be a different conversation. He was willing to show off his underwear, but that’s not an invitation to be touched.”
However, some fans sided with Banks.
“I mean Bruno [Tonioli] keeps touching Derek [Hough] inappropriate and makes sexual jokes towards him.” one person wrote. “Val [Chmerkovskiy] touches Alfonso [Ribeiro] unreasonably fairly regularly. I feel like a lot of the people on the show are just being practical and inappropriate… and it’s usually in a facetious way.
They added, “So when people call Tyra … call the others too and be just as outraged by them.”
Banks recently launched the World’s 1st ICE CREAM ‘TRUNK’ with her company Smize Cream.
“We travel the world to bring you our creamy, dreamy ice cream full of hidden, delicious surprises.” She wrote on Instagram for the announcement. “This Monday we will be in Los Angeles giving away FREE limited edition ice cream. Tomorrow we will reveal where we will be!”
Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Disney+.
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