The hostess with the most! After the news broke in July 2020 that Bank Tyra will enter like New Dancing with the stars host, many fans doubted she had what it took to host the show. Despite fan criticism when season 29 came out, professional dancers Sasha Farber and Emma Slater believes the 47-year-old model did a great job.
Slater, 32 years old, speaks exclusively Our weekly that while the couple couldn’t hang out with the former supermodel on set due to COVID-19 protocol, they still admire her from afar.
“I think she did a great job,” Slater said We. “I really did. I think her personality. … She is bigger than life. She is absolutely gorgeous. I would have loved to get to know her more on a personal level. Because of COVID we couldn’t, but I think she did a phenomenal job. “
The British dancer also praised Banks’ professionalism after she accidentally revealed the wrong couple was safe in the second week.
“The way she handled that situation where there was this kind of miscommunication between her cue tag and the reminder, I really think she did a really great job with that,” she he added. “It was a difficult situation and not a lot of people were able to really deal with that, and I think she did it seamlessly. So… kudo to her. She did a wonderful job.”
Slater hopes to have more face time with America’s top model creator if she is asked to return to the ballroom this fall for season 30.
“I feel like now, hopefully with this [new] season, I don’t know how the COVID restrictions will play out,” the former Mirrorball champion added. “Like, we really don’t know anything. If I come back, I will definitely [reach out to Banks]. We would, like, knock on Tyra’s door and say, “Hey, let’s hang up.”
Farber, 37 years old, echoes his wife’s sentiments and compliments How did the dance show handle things? in light of the pandemic.
“I think the show did a great job,” he said. “Like, that was when COVID was in the middle of it and we were the only show doing a live show in the studio and we managed to do it safely. The crew was unbelievable.”
When asked if they have been in contact with the former hosts, Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews, the couple revealed more about their special connection thanks to their shared experiences on the contest series, claiming they will “always be a family”.
“I texted Tom,” Slater added. “We texted Erin a bit first, but I texted Tom [for] his birthday [and] wish him a happy Birthday. [He] said, “We have to meet.”
Bergeron, 66, and Andrews, 43, missed the show right before Banks was hired.
“I think the challenge is to step in the shoes,” former AGT host in particular We before she debuted on the ABC reality series. “I mean, you know, Tom Bergeron and Erin. They host the show, which is one of the highest rated shows in the world. So [I’m] respect the stage they have set and then add my freeze to it. I feel confident about it, but of course, it’s a challenge, but I don’t back down from challenges.”
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