'Dancing With The Stars': Is Tyra Banks replacing Tom Bergeron's staff? Fans can’t 'endure' her anymore
An insider said that Tyra questions the loyalty of the current staff and is looking to bring in her own people to replace them
Former supermodel Tyra Banks had a rocky start to her new position as the host of ABC’s popular reality TV show ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Just last week Tyra raked up another controversy when she mistakenly called out the wrong bottom two competitors on the show on live TV, which she blamed on a technical glitch. She is now being accused of replacing former host Tom Bergeron's staff with her "own people" as fans continue to demand that the model be fired from her new gig.
An inside source told OK! that Tyra questions the loyalty of the current staff and is looking to bring in her own people to replace them. The insider says, “When Tyra came on board, she brought a very small team with her. Basically, she inherited the team that had worked with former host Tom Bergeron for years. "You can’t blame her for wanting to surround herself with her own people, staffers that see her vision and are loyal to Tyra."
The source continues: “It is never easy replacing someone in a job. Tyra has worked very hard to gain the respect and trust of what is essentially Tom’s team. However, there will always be a group of people that don’t like change and want to do things the old way. Let’s just say, that group won’t be around much longer.” Representatives also report that current employees of the show are scared to lose their jobs and therefore are sucking up to Tyra. “Tyra isn’t just the host; she is the executive producer. She is the boss and can decide who gets fired. Even the judges could be replaced, which is why Carrie Ann Inaba is the new head of the Tyra fan club!”
The crew of the show is not only worried about losing their jobs but also furious for being blamed for the 46-year-old's mishaps leading to fans protesting her spot as host and calling to have her fired.
A Twitter user called the former model an embarrassment saying, “Me, watching Tyra Bank embarrass herself each week on #DWTS.” “You’d think Tyra would wanna redeem herself as a host after ANTM... #DWTS,” wrote another. “Tyra no hate but this is not a talk show nor is this a runway #DWTS,” said another comment. Suggesting Tyra should be replaced for the next season a comment said, “Can this please be the last season we have to endure Tyra Banks.” Another said, “Watching @tyrabanks walk out on #DWTS is giving me flashbacks to when I watched America’s Next To0 Model when I was a teenager. *brb gotta work on my runway walk in the living room now*”.
Can this please be the last season we have to endure Tyra Banks 🙄🙄 #DWTS— Russell Patterson (@face_Russell) November 17, 2020
‘Dancing with the Stars’ airs on Mondays on ABC at 8 pm ET.