Fans React: Tyra Banks Hosting ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 12

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By Andrew Shuster |

Tyra Banks Americas Got Talent Fans React

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Tyra Banks has been named the new host of “America’s Got Talent,” and now many fans are reacting to the big news on Twitter. See fan tweets below!

As Gossip Cop reported, Nick Cannon announced he was quitting “America’s Got Talent” last month after NBC threatened to fire him over a racial joke he made in his comedy special. On Sunday, judge Howie Mandel announced on Twitter that Banks was hired as his replacement. The former supermodel previously hosted 22 seasons of “America’s Next Top Model.” Season 12 of “AGT” is schedule to begin filming later this month with judges Mandel, Simon Cowell, Mel B. and Heidi Klum.

Twitter is generally excited about the news Banks has joined the long running reality competition show. One person wrote, “@tyrabanks is going to do a great job hosting @nbcagt!” Another fan said, “She is perfect!!! She’s going to KILL it!!” And one user expressed, “I love this choice omg! Tyra has a great personality.”

Meanwhile, one fan said, “I can’t wait now,” while another wrote, “What?! Congrats, Queen!” One Twitter user, however, didn’t get the memo about the former host quitting the show, tweeting, “What!!!! What happened to @NickCannon?” Another person noted, “So Tyra Banks is hosting AGT now. Idk a lot about her so I can’t say anything except she’s got big shoes to fill.” And yet one more speechless fan contended, “I’m too stunned to comment appropriately right now. I’ll get back to you.”

Additionally, one Twitter user offered, “Welcome to the family, @tyrabanks. #AGT.” Another fan wrote, “It’s amazing to know an idol like @tyrabanks is our new host! Hopefully I can see her face to face next year! @AGT_Auditions.” However, there were a few fans of the show who expressed displeasure with Banks replacing Cannon. One user tweeted, “Sounds like the Death of AGT Nick made the show great.” And another person wrote, “I may not watch anymore; NOT a Tyra Banks fan at all. What a huge bummer. Bye bye, AGT; I’m history! HOST? She has such a flat personality.” Still, the overall consensus on Twitter is that Banks will be a welcome addition to “America’s Got Talent.”

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