‘DWTS’: Bobby Bones Asked How Tyra Banks Was Doing As Host, Fans Say the Show Is ‘Not the Same’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Dancing With the Stars Season 29 premiered final evening. There have been many adjustments to the present this season, together with the addition of the brand new host Tyra Banks. When former Mirrorball Champion Bobby Bones took to Twitter to debate Banks as the DWTS host, many followers expressed their disappointment. 

Tyra Banks hosting 'Dancing With the Stars'
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‘Dancing With the Stars’ has made a variety of adjustments in season 29 

Dancing With the Stars is again with a model new season amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Showrunners are taking precautions to maintain the forged secure whereas producing the reside present. New this season, the judges sit safely distanced from each other, the contestants are examined each day for COVID-19, and earlier than the present premiered, conferences had been performed by way of Zoom. 

There’s loads of new this season that doesn’t must do with the pandemic. Fans will discover a brand new choose sitting in Len Goodman’s place — Derek Hough. “This show has been and will always be incredibly special to me,” Hough mentioned (through CNN). “Coming back feels like coming home and I couldn’t be more excited to be back in the ballroom.”

Of course, the entire contestants this season are new, too. Competing for the Mirrorball Trophy are: Cheer‘s Monica Aldama, Tiger King’s Carole Baskin, The Bachelorette‘s Kaitlyn Bristowe, football star Vernon Davis, actor Anne Heche, Disney’s Skai Jackson, One Day at a Time‘s Justina Machado, Backstreet Boy AJ McLean, The Real‘s Jeannie Mai, actor Jesse Metcalfe, rapper Nelly, Catfish’s Nev Schulman, basketball participant Charles Oakley, Selling Sunset‘s Chrishell Stause, and Olympic determine skater Johnny Weir. 

Tyra Banks is the brand new host of ‘DWTS,’ changing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews

In addition to the brand new pandemic protocols, contestants, and choose, DWTS has a brand new host this season.

Since June 2005, Bergeron was the host of Dancing With the Stars. “Tom Bergeron will without end be a part of the Dancing with the Stars household,” a press release saying his “retirement” from the present learn (through Entertainment Tonight). “As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success.”

The community handed on the choice to resume Bergeron’s contract. They did the identical with Andrews, who has co-hosted the present since 2014.

This 12 months, the America’s Next Top Model host is taking up to host the dance competitors. As a longtime fan of the present, Banks was keen to hitch a present filled with “fun mixed with raw emotion.”

Fans will not be proud of Tyra Banks as the brand new host of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

When season 29 premiered, radio character Bones answered a fan query on Twitter: “[Are] you watching Dancing With the Stars tonight?”

Bones, who had but to tune in, requested how Banks was doing as a first-time host of the present. And followers didn’t maintain again their disappointment. 

“Tyra is a horrible host for #DWTS,” one disgruntled fan tweeted. “The Dancers were great! But Tyra is really out of her element; she didn’t know what to ask the dancers, the judges seem to ignore her. I miss Erin & Tom!” Another fan agreed, saying Dancing With the Stars is “just not the same without Tom.”

Other followers had been extra supportive of the brand new host. “I am the minority, but when I take Tom and Erin out of the equation, I actually like Tyra,” another fan replied to Bones’ tweet. “I found her funny overall. I just think Tom and Erin, especially Tom, were ICONIC and tied so closely to the show that it’s hard to compare anyone else. I am keeping an open mind!”

Another fan quoted Bones’ tweet and shared it, including: “Hoping your fans trash Tyra because you were passed up isn’t the flex you think it is.”As a tv character, Bones might have change into the host of Dancing With the Stars. However, he already has a gig with American Idol, amongst different tasks, so it’s exhausting to say whether or not or not he would have time to host DWTS

Tune in for your self and kind your individual opinion about Banks. Dancing with the Stars Season 29 airs Mondays at eight p.m. ET on ABC.

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