The New Face of 'Dancing With the Stars': Find Out Who is Taking Tyra Banks' Place.

Dani Sanders
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Get ready for the new season of Dancing With the Stars as Julianne Hough is set to take over Tyra Banks' role as co-host. Season 32 will also see the return of Alfonso Ribeiro as a fellow co-host. Hough expressed excitement about being a part of the show again. In addition, Tyra Banks announced her departure to focus on her ice cream business.

Julianne Hough Returns to Her Dancing Roots

Julianne Hough
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After previously serving as a guest judge and winning the competition as a contestant, Julianne Hough is returning to Dancing With the Stars as a co-host for season 32. She expressed her excitement about rejoining the show, saying it holds a special place in her heart.


Alfonso Ribeiro Also Returning as Co-Host

Alfonso Ribeiro
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Joining Hough as a co-host for season 32 is Alfonso Ribeiro, who previously served as a co-host for seasons 25 and 26. Ribeiro is best known for his role as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and for winning season 19 of Dancing With the Stars as a contestant.


Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough to Return as Judges

The trio of judges from last season's Dancing With the Stars will return for season 32. Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli, and Derek Hough will again provide expert opinions on the contestants' dance performances. Derek Hough is also Julianne Hough's brother.


Hough Excited to Reunite With DWTS Team

In her statement announcing her return to Dancing With the Stars, Julianne Hough expressed her excitement about reuniting with the show's team. She called the energy in the ballroom “magnetic” and said she couldn't wait to feel it again.

Tyra Banks Announces Departure from DWTS

Tyra Banks
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After serving as a host for three seasons, Tyra Banks announced her departure from Dancing With the Stars. Banks cited her focus on her business as the reason for leaving the show.

Banks Leaving Show to Focus on Ice Cream Business

Tyra Banks
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Tyra Banks launched her ice cream brand, SMiZE & DREAM, in 2021, and she has decided to leave the show to focus on the business. She said that she is “crazy focused” on her entrepreneurship and producing TV and that she can't do those things while hosting the show.


Brooke Burke Criticizes Banks as a Co-Host

Former Dancing With the Stars co-host Brooke Burke criticized Tyra Banks' work as a co-host on David Yontef Behind the Velvet Rope podcast.

Tyra Banks Accused of Being a ‘Diva’

Tyra Banks
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Burke suggested that Tyra Banks struggled with the transition to co-host because she was too focused on herself. Burke also criticized her for reportedly being a "diva" on set. Burke's comments came amid rumors of tension between the two co-hosts.


Hough's DWTS History Includes Victories and Guest Judging

Julianne Hough has a long history with DWTS, appearing as a pro dancer and winning seasons four and five with celebrity partners. She has also served as a guest judge on the show.

Julianne Hough: Dancer and Actress

Julianne Hough is a professional dancer, choreographer, and actress. She has acted in several movies and TV shows, including Footloose, Rock of Ages, and Safe Haven. She has been nominated for several awards for her work in both dance and acting.


Carrie Ann Inaba: Judge and TV Host

Carrie Ann Inaba is one of the Dancing With the Stars judges. She has been a judge on the show since its debut in 2005 and has also served as a choreographer. She has also co-hosted the daytime talk show The Talk since 2019.


Bruno Tonioli: Choreographer and Judge

Bruno Tonioli is a choreographer, and television personality best known for his work as a judge on Dancing With the Stars and the UK show Strictly Come Dancing. Tonioli has also choreographed music videos and stage shows for several famous artists, including Tina Turner, Elton John, and Freddie Mercury. He has been a judge on Dancing With the Stars since the show's inception in 2005.


Tyra Banks: Model and TV Host

Tyra Banks
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Tyra Banks is a model, actress, and television personality who has hosted several popular TV shows, including America's Next Top Model, The Tyra Banks Show, and Dancing With the Stars. She has won several awards for her work in the entertainment industry, including two Daytime Emmy Awards and four NAACP Image Awards. 


Major Achievements of Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro achieved great success as an actor, particularly for his role as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. In addition to his success as an actor, Alfonso Ribeiro also had a successful career as a television host. He hosted the game show Catch 21 and was a guest host on Live with Kelly, Ryan, and The Talk. However, Ribeiro's biggest hosting achievement came in 2014 when he won the 19th season of Dancing with the Stars


Derek Hough's Career Achievements and Hosting on Dancing with the Stars

Derek Hough is a professional dancer and choreographer who has achieved significant success. In addition to his dance career, Hough has become known for his hosting abilities. He has served as a judge and mentor on World of Dance and hosted several seasons of Dancing with the Stars. Hough's hosting style is characterized by his energy, enthusiasm, and knowledge of dance, making him a fan favorite on the show.


Controversy Surrounding Host Casting on Dancing with the Stars

The show has faced controversy surrounding the selection of its hosts. In 2020, longtime host Tom Bergeron was replaced by Tyra Banks, which led to backlash from some show fans. Bergeron had been with the show since its inception in 2005, and his departure was seen by many as a significant loss. 

History of Dancing With the Stars

Dancing With the Stars is a dance competition show that initially aired in the United States in 2005. The show pairs celebrities with professional dancers, who compete against each other in a series of dance routines. The show has succeeded in the US and has been adapted for many other countries worldwide.

How This Season Will Be Different

There have not been any official announcements about how the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars will differ from previous seasons. However, changes are always made to the show from season to season, such as new judges, new professional dancers, and new themes for dance routines.

Hopes of Audience for New Season of Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars
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Viewers hope for an exciting new season of Dancing with the Stars with captivating performances from celebrity contestants and their professional partners. Fans are also anticipating the return of the show's beloved judges and host, along with the possibility of some surprises and twists in the competition.