Tyra Banks unveiled as new host of Strictly Come Dancing's US version in trailer

Amy West
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Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Dancing with the Stars has offered its first glimpse at Tyra Banks as the competition's new host in its glitz-filled season 29 trailer.

In the clip, which was unveiled on Twitter on August 4, the former America's Next Top Model presenter promises that the upcoming instalment is "going to be so next level" and full of surprising famous faces.

Based on the UK's popular reality show Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with the Stars sees celebrities team up with professional hoofers and perform routines set to different dance styles. Banks acts as executive producer this season, along with showrunner Andrew Llinares.

Last month, ABC Entertainment announced that Dancing with the Stars would be returning without long-standing frontman Tom Bergeron, who joined the show in 2005, or Erin Andrews, who came aboard in 2014.

"Just informed [Dancing With The Stars] will be continuing without me," Bergeron tweeted at the time. "It's been an incredible 15-year run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I'm grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made."

"That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?"

Photo credit: Amy Sussman for ABA - Getty Images
Photo credit: Amy Sussman for ABA - Getty Images

Related: Strictly Come Dancing's Artem Chigvintsev reacts to "massive shock" axe from Dancing with the Stars

The duo's firing has sparked a mixed reaction from fans, with one replying to the new teaser: "You’ve lost me as a viewer. Have watched since the beginning."

"Tom and Erin were fantastic and should never have been fired. Scoring system needed to be fixed but nothing else. Bye bye DWTS."

"I can't wait for the new season! All that glitters is Gold... it's going to be epic. A true fan, always and forever. Can't wait to start talking #DWTS with my family and friends... thank you," another gushed.

Will you be tuning in?

Dancing with the Stars airs on ABC in the US.

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