Tyra Banks, 43, has officially expanded her resume! The model and television personality has been named the new host of America’s Got Talent as of March 12. Howie Mandel, 61, who serves as one of the hit show’s judges, announced the huge news via Twitter. “Please welcome @TyraBanks to the @NBCAGT family! She’s our new host. #TyraBanks #AGT,” he wrote.
This confirms she’ll be taking Nick Cannon‘s place after he abruptly quit in Feb. 2017. As the network previously revealed, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie will be returning as judges.
Nick shockingly announced he was leaving the show via Facebook, after they allegedly threatened to fire him for making remarks about the network and the show during a stand up bit. Even though he’s sticking to his decision, it seems they’ve found their perfect leading lady! Tyra hosted and executive produced Top Model for all of its 22 cycles, scoring huge ratings along the way. Tyra was also a co-host on the daytime show, FabLife, so she’s got plenty of experience!