Tyra Banks returning as host of ‘America’s Next Top Model’

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Tyra Banks is coming back to America’s Next Top Model to take over running the show back from Rita Ora.

“I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the intensity of the ‘ANTM’ fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart. After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that remaining behind the camera wasn’t enough because ‘ANTM’ is woven into my DNA,” she said of her return.

She also took to Twitter to announce that she would be coming back, saying, “I missed my ANTM baby so Mama’s back!”

She also made sure to take the time to thank Ora for hosting the show for a while: “Mizz @ritaora, you exemplify Business Boss Brand to the fullest! Thank you for all the amazingness you brought to ANTM.”

Banks will also be busy as the new host of America’s Got Talent, a job that belonged to Nick Cannon before he abruptly quit. The former supermodel shared on Twitter a picture of a bouquet of flower she received from Cannon.

“Congratulations and good luck on AGT! – Love Nick C.,” he wrote in the card.