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Tyra Banks reclaims her Top Model hosting crown

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Tyra Banks has chosen to reclaim the title that is rightfully hers: She will once again host America’s Next Top Model. When the competition series was revived by VH1, Banks remained executive producer, but stayed largely behind-the-scenes while singer and actress Rita Ora took over her on-camera job. (Confused as to who Ora is? There’s a podcast that can help.) But for the show’s 24th cycle, which starts production over the summer, Banks will be back, VH1 revealed Thursday. “I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the intensity of the ANTM fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart,” she said in a statement. “After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that remaining behind the camera wasn’t enough because ANTM is woven into my DNA.” So she‘s doing it for the fans (and probably some eager executives). Also, that Celebrity Apprentice gig really didn’t work out the way she probably planned.


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