Tyra Banks Leaving New Talk Show Hosting Gig
Supermodel-turned-TV host Tyra Banks is leaving her talk show FABLife after just two months to focus on her new cosmetics line. The former Victoria’s Secret model began hosting the daytime talk show alongside John Legend’s pregnant wife, Chrissy Teigen, fashion editor Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and YouTube star Leah Ashley in September. The show marked Banks’ first return to daytime hosting since 2010, when The Tyra Banks Show went off the air.
Banks will stay on as executive producer until the end of the year, but her seat on the panel will not be replaced. “This is a very difficult decision, but necessary,” a statement from Banks read. “I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company’s other entertainment ventures. I will, however, continue to support the growth and success of FABLife and greatly admire my fellow co-hosts and the talented production team behind the show.” The news also comes a month after Banks’ long-running reality competition program America’s Next Top Model was canceled in October.