DANCING With The Stars champion Brooke Burke has slammed host Tyra Banks as a ‘diva’.
Brooke Burke has slammed DWTS host Tyra Banks as a ‘diva’Credit: The Velvet Rope with David Yontef
The America’s Next Top Model star has been unpopular with the dancing competition’s fansCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The Sun received an exclusive clip of the actress opening up on Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef, where 50-year-old Brooke said: “She’s a diva. Everybody knows that she’s a diva.”
She added: “It’s tough. It’s a live show. And I know those live tapings are a struggle, you know, behind the scenes.”
DWTS is moving from ABC to Disney+ after 30 seasons, following low ratings and major backlash over Tyra’s hosting.
The former supermodel became the show’s first-ever solo host for Season 29 after longtime presenter Tom Bergeron and his co-host Erin Andrews were let go.
Many fans were shocked when she remained at the helm for Season 30.
There was even a fan petition to replace her on Change.org that earned thousands and thousands of signatures.
Brooke, who starred on the show both as a competitor and as a co-host, told David that she believes that the show should not revolve around its presenter.
“It’s not the place to be a diva. You know, your pros are the diva, your winner, your perfect 10 score dancer who has never done it. That defines a diva in the ballroom.”
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“There is no official decision on who will be hosting next season but it doesn’t look like Tyra will be back,” a source told The Sun. “Which would be a network decision, not her decision.”
The insider blames the last season’s low ratings not on the competition, but rather on how it was presented.
They added: “Production has been a mess, with no clear direction of where [the show] was going, which is why certain producers have been axed in recent months.”
Brooke, who has since enjoyed success as a fitness entrepreneur, was introduced to DWTS fans after she won the seventh season in 2008.
Reflecting on the win, she told the Behind The Velvet Rope podcast: “It was such an accomplishment. And then it gave me great experience to bring to the hosting of it, because I knew what it was like, you know. It was another layer. It just really enhanced my skills as a host.”
However, her Mirror Ball journey was by no means an easy one.
“I learned how to think like an athlete. I learned how to not give up because you kind of want to injure yourself out midway through the season. Everybody wants to, because it’s just too hard. You’re like, I’m out. I want my life back.
“I learned how to really show up.”
Brooke and her professional partner Derek Hough were crowned champions in 2008Credit: Getty
The Sun has exclusively learned that the long-running reality competition may be prepared to drop TyraCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The show has been demoted from ABC to Disney+Credit: AP
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