'Dancing With The Stars' executive producer Tyra Banks banned 'Real Housewives' from being cast on show: Source
It's been a couple of weeks since 'Dancing With the Stars' started airing and a couple of eliminations later, the show has found its Top 11 contestants, all of whom performed on the recent episode (Oct 19). Even with the absence of Len Goodman, the new judge Derek Hough who's been a part of the show as a pro-dancer in the past has been showering him with a lot of love. The same can't be said about the absence of hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as the audiences have not taken kindly to them been showed the door and Tyra Banks being brought in instead to host the show.
Her fashion choices to hosting abilities have been questioned week after week since the season premiere and fans of the show don't intend to stop any time soon. However, it doesn't change the fact that she's the boss at 'DWTS' as she also fulfills executive producer duties, behind the scenes and is involved in a lot of decision making, including scouting for talent for the next season of the show, according to a source.
The show has already started looking to look for new talent to recruit for Season 30 of the show, according to an OK! report and a source has confirmed to the website that Tyra has a say in who gets cast and who doesn't. The source further told the outlet that she's averse to the idea of any 'Real Housewives' cast members and she's banned them from being added to the lineup of celebrities that will participate in the next season. “Tyra is the new boss and made it clear that she didn’t want any more Housewives in her ballroom. She thinks the show needs to aim higher and only book the ladies after everyone else has passed. Several ladies from the Bravo franchise have already made it clear that they would love to put on their dancing shoes, but Tyra doesn’t want any of them right now,” said the source to the outlet.
“Tyra has never been a fan of the Housewives, but the real reason she doesn’t want them on her show is that Bethenny Frankel, NeNe Leakes, and Teresa Giudice do not make headlines anymore,” the insider added. “Tyra wants reality stars like Carole Baskin from Tiger King - not a decade-old franchise that no one talks about anymore. If Tyra thought for one minute that the Housewives would get her show ratings, she would welcome them to the dance floor in a second.”
'Dancing With the Star' airs Mondays at 8 pm on ABC.
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