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Tyra Banks Set to Replace Nick Cannon as new Host of America’s Got Talent

Hey Tyra Bank lovers and fans, you’d be seeing Tyra more as she is set to replace Nick Cannon as new host of America’s Got Talent.

The emmy-winner and creator of America’s Next Top Model will be joining the competition series alongside returning judges Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.

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FRUK has learned that the veteran supermodel and creator of America’s Next Top Model will join the upcoming twelfth season of America’s Got Talent. Tyra replaces Nick Cannon, who hosted the NBC competition series for eight seasons between 2009-2016.

Banks will now be taking over hosting duties from Nick Cannon.

In a press release, Tyra shared, “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. And maybe I’ll get one or two performers to smize for the audience!”

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Howie Mandel also shared the casting update to social media on Sunday. Tyra herself echoed his excitement, tweeting, “Surprise! TyTy is the new host of #AGT @nbcagt! Can’t wait 2work w/new fam @OfficialMelB @howiemandel @heidiklum & @SimonCowell”

Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell will also be returning to America’s Got Talent as judges.

Cannon reportedly quit the series earlier this year. Expect Tyra to make her AGT debut in the upcoming season which hits television sometime this summer.

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