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Tyra Banks set to leave ‘America’s Got Talent’ after two seasons

Tyra Banks is reportedly stepping down as host of the hit NBC summer show America’s Got Talent after two seasons.

Page Six is reporting Banks made the decision to leave the show following the success of Life Size-2: A Christmas Eve. Since the show, Banks has gotten offers and is now shifting her focus to television production.

“Tyra’s been inundated with producing and acting requests,” a source told Page Six. “She wants to produce and create TV. She will not be returning to ‘AGT’ in the new year.”

Terry Crews hosted the AGT Christmas special that aired last week and will be hosting the spin-off America’s Got Talent: The Champions, which premieres in the new year. This has many thinking the show’s boss, Simon Cowell, will make Crews the permanent host in the future.

Banks hosted the show from 2017-18 and was the fourth host in ‘AGT’ history following Regis Philbin, Jerry Springer, and Nick Cannon.

America’s Got Talent: The Champions premieres January 7 on NBC. 

Written by Stephen Michael


Stephen Michael is a journalist, host, social media coordinator, and entertainment reporter. In January 2014, he began working with Reality Box U.K., one of the fastest-growing entertainment websites in Britain. While working overseas, Anderson has covered some of the biggest television shows in both the U.K. and the United States, including “Big Brother,” “The Voice” and “Dancing With The Stars” -- and has connected with TV personalities, public figures

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