DWTS fans are furious after Tyra Banks officially returns as host for season 31 & threaten to BOYCOTT show | The Sun

DANCING With The Stars fans are furious that Tyra Banks has returned to host season 31.

It was revealed on Thursday that the former model will be co-hosting the ABC dancing competition with Fresh Prince star Alfonso Ribeiro.

Tyra, 48, came under fire numerous times during the last season of DWTS, with fans begging for bosses to fire her.

And after learning that the TV personality is still returning to the ballroom, some viewers threatened to boycott the show altogether.

One tweeted: "This isn’t what we asked for @officialdwts we just wanted Tyra to be removed."

Another added: "I'm thrilled about Alfonso. I'm unhappy about Tyra. I would've wanted Jeannie [Mai] or Amanda [Kloots] instead of Tyra."

A third posted: "So disappointed. Thought I was finally going to be able to watch #DWTS again… only to read they are keeping Tyra Banks.

"Even adding @alfonso_ribeiro isn’t enough to make me endure another season of her."

Yet another viewer raged: "Tyra is not going to 'share' anything well. A co-host is a terrible idea. He should host and she should be gone."

ABC announced on July 14 that Alfonso will be joining Tyra.

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Seasons 29 and 30 were the first in the show's history where there was only one host, which meant interviews had to be cut down and more duties were put on Tyra.

She became the host after Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews were fired abruptly.

Now she will have help from someone who has experience in hosting and the world of DWTS.


This is the first season DWTS will be cha-cha-ing its way to Disney Plus after airing on ABC for 30 seasons.

And a new home means new fresh faces.

Alfonso is the current host of America's Funniest Home Videos on ABC, which he took over after former host Tom left, so he is no stranger to hosting.

He is also familiar with the Dancing With The Stars family.

The actor was partnered with Witney Carson on season 19 and, after perfecting The Carlton Dance, won the season and took home the mirrorball trophy.


"I'm super excited," Alfonso told People ahead of the announcement.

"For me to be asked now to co-host with Tyra, and be part of the great crew and dancers and friends … to be able to be on stage with them and to be part of that family again, is quite special for me. I mean, these dancers are friends of mine at this point now. We really do all hang out together, and talk outside of that show."

Alfonso already knows Tyra as she had a guest spot on The Fresh Prince, which was her first acting job.

He told People that he is excited to work together again and "have some fun on stage."

Although fans are happy to see Alfonso take on the role of co-host, many of them would just like him to host the show by himself.


Tyra made many mistakes while hosting, including not announcing the correct couple to go home and taking too long to announce winners.

Last season, Tyra also made a not-so-intelligent comment about contestant Suni Lee's gymnastics.

Attempting to ask about the progress she has made on the show since training in gymnastics, the America’s Next Top Model host said: “It’s a new you now!

"You’re having fun. It’s not about sticking that jump flip twisty thing-a-ma-jig right?"

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As Suni stood there in silence, the controversial fashion icon appeared to try to continue with another question but seemed to talk over herself and quickly changed the subject to the scores. 

Season 31 of DWTS will premiere on Monday, September 19.

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