Tyra Banks is taking over as host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, replacing Nick Cannon for the show’s upcoming 12th season.
Banks’ hiring comes about a month after Cannon said he would not return to the show after NBC threatened to fire him over what he said was a racial joke made during his Showtime comedy special Stand Up, Don’t Shoot.
n making the official announcement, Banks said: “Since I was a little girl, I’ve been obsessed with grandiose acts and performers who make the seemingly impossible possible. I love how AGT brings that feeling into everyone’s home, capturing the best of people who come out and give it their all to make those big, fierce and outrageous dreams come true. I look forward to connecting with the dreamers, having fun and giving hugs and words of encouragement when needed.
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