Fans of the long running reality television show “Dancing With The Stars” were left shocked back in July when longtime host Tom Bergeron and his cohost Erin Andrews were abruptly fired and replaced by supermodel Tyra Banks. Since the latest season of the program premiered on ABC last month, Banks has been hit with lots of criticism from fans who have cited her frequent mistakes in arguing that she should be let go so that Bergeron can come back.
Now, a source close to Banks has come forward to reveal how she has been handling this criticism.
“The ratings for DWTS are up and Tyra is not worried about losing or fighting to save her job,” the insider claimed to E! News. “She loves doing it and the execs love her. She tunes out the noise and doesn’t listen to social media critiques.”
The source went on to say that Banks found herself in this same situation when she took over as host of “America’s Got Talent” from Nick Cannon.
“The same thing happened when she was on AGT,” said the insider. “She knows how to handle haters and she has her whole career! She’s a pro.”
It should be noted that Banks only lasted one season on “America’s Got Talent” before she was replaced by Terry Crews.
This comes one week after Banks botched an elimination on “Dancing With The Stars,” declaring a couple safe that was actually in the bottom two. This prompted fans to once again call for Banks to be fired and for the return of Bergeron, who had hosted the show since it premiered in 2005 before his firing.
“Bring them back!!!!” one fan tweeted. “Tom wouldn’t have screwed up!!!!!!#DWTS you guys ruin a good things by letting go the real hosts they had chemistry. Tyra just pulled a Steve Harvey.”
“Maybe if Tyra didn’t talk so much she wouldn’t have to RUSH the elimination #DWTS,” another fan added, with a third writing, “DWTS. Please bring back Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Tyra Banks sucks, no personality, all about her wardrobe! Downhill this season.”
Banks fired back by saying that she does not pay attention to negative criticisms.
“I know it exists, but what good does that do, participating in that?” Banks told USA Today, referring to the backlash against her. “I don’t think there’s anything really positive from that.”