America's Next Top Model fans will be glad about this big announcement

2017-03-18 07:02

Los Angeles — Rita Ora is out and Tyra Banks is back in as the host of TV's America's Next Top Model.

VH1 announced on Thursday that Banks will return to the reality show next season. Production is set to begin this summer.

Banks created America's Next Top Model in 2003 and served as both executive producer and host until last year, when Ora was named the new host.

Fellow executive producer Ken Mok said on Thursday that Banks' absence was "deeply felt" by the show's fans.

Banks said they inspired her to "have a change of heart" and return as host.

Banks is also the new face of America's Got Talent. (Read more here)

NBC announced earlier this week that she will replace former host Nick Cannon when the show returns this summer.

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