‘DWTS’: Tyra Banks Talks Mistakes While Hosting, Says ‘It Wasn’t Perfect’

The start of Tyra Banks hosting this new season is a little bumpy. She had a message for Dancing with the Stars fans after her second episode. Banks addressed her mistakes and a lesson that can be learned from it.

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Tyra Banks on 'Dancing with the Stars'
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The show had a longer break than usual. It came back with a surprising new addition with Banks replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as host.

“Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me. 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?” Bergeron tweeted on July 13.

“Thank you ABC and the entire Dancing with the Stars family for six memorable seasons. Those years wouldn’t have been as special without my loving host Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers, and witty judges. I will always cherish my days on that set, even if I wasn’t the best at walking in heels,” Andrews wrote in a statement posted on Twitter.

Many fans were upset about the news. But Banks seemed happy and hopeful for the new season.

Banks talked about her mistakes

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Banks has stumbled over her words as a host. But she seems to be comfortable with acknowledging her mistakes.

“Tonight I hosted the second episode of Dancing with the Stars… and yeah, it wasn’t perfect,” she said in a video on TikTok. “Yeah, I had a lot of fun but I messed up, I said the wrong words, but I kept, kept going.”

The host mentioned she isn’t the only one who made a mistake in the second episode. Skai Jackson almost fell during her performance but she kept going.

“So the message is: I messed up this week, Skai messed up this week, but we’re gonna keep on going and going.” Banks said. “Forgive yourself when you mess up and keep going,” she added.

Jackson has also kept things lighthearted after the episode. She posted a picture of herself almost falling with the words, “Corona snatching my summer plans from me.”

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This season has been an odd one given the changes made due to the pandemic. There is no live audience in the studio and Derek Hough replaced Len Goodman, who couldn’t travel because of travel restrictions.

“I want to try to inspire and motivate these celebrities to have the best possible time they can have and to get better each week,” Hough told Good Morning America. “For me, I’ve experienced everything they’ve experienced. I’ve been on the show 17 seasons and there’s nothing they’re going through that I haven’t gone through before so I understand.”

It looks like multiple stars this season want to inspire others. Fans will have to keep watching to see if Banks and Jackson will bounce back.