Tyra Banks will replace Nick Cannon as ‘America’s Got Talent’ host

It looks like Tyra Banks is taking the reigns from Nick Cannon.

The former supermodel and Emmy-winner announced on Sunday that she will be hosting season 12 of America’s Got Talent.

“Surprise! TyTy is the new host of #AGT,” she shared on Twitter. Banks also tagged Mel B, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell, expressing her excitement to work with the judges.

This is not Banks’ first hosting gig. She previously fulfilled the duties on America’s Next Top Model for 22 seasons on CW; however, when the modeling competition moved to VH1 last year, chose to focus her attention on the role of executive producer.

Cannon announced his resignation from the talent competition just last month through a lengthy Facebook post. The Wild ‘N’ Out host, who has been with AGT since 2009, later told Entertainment Tonight that he has no hard feelings parting ways with NBC.

“I feel like change is growth,” he explained. “I wish everyone the best. I wish all the new people involved the best. I wish the brand to continue to flourish. I’ve got love for the network, I’ve got love for the production, and I feel like I’m growing as an artist, and as a human being, to bigger and better things.”

America’s Got Talent is slated to begin production later this month.

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Written by Cayla Masters

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