Dancing with the Stars made the big decision to replace hosts Erin Andrews and Tom Bergeron for the current 29th season.
In their place stepped actress and model Tyra Banks, a decision which executive producer Andrew Llinares said was part of a necessary "evolution" to refresh the long-running US reality show.
During a virtual press event this week, he explained (via TVLine): "Any show that has been on like this for many, many seasons needs to continue to evolve.
"It was about making the show feel fresh, feel new, maybe make it reach out to a new audience," he continued, adding the aim was also "not alienating anyone who's been watching the show for many, many years".
Llinares went on to say that Banks' introduction has "really refreshed the pace of the show".
"There's a real danger when a show's been on for a long time, that the audience almost gets bored of the rhythm of it," he continued.
"It's changed the rhythm of the show in a really exciting way. Tyra's doing an amazing, amazing job."
Following her exit from Dancing with the Stars, ex-host Andrews admitted: "I felt sorry for myself, and I was like, this is a terrible time to lose my job because we don't know when live television is coming back.
"These are hard jobs to get. I was like, 'Oh, no, I'm a loser. This is really bad.' And then you just start talking to other people from other networks and people who have production groups, and they're like, 'You're going to find something'."
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