America’s Got Talent has officially replaced Nick Cannon.
Tyra Banks, who was the longtime host of America’s Next top Model, will emcee the upcoming twelfth season of the hit reality show.
Howie Mandel, a judge on the show made the replacement announcement on Sunday.
Nick Cannon announced he was leaving the show on Facebook, slamming NBC in a statement after he claimed he had been “punished” after joking during a comedy routine that fronting the talent search since 2009 had taken away his “black card.”
USA Today reported that Nick Cannon wrote on social media that he was “deeply saddened” about leaving, but claimed that he was “threatened with termination” by NBC bosses after making the joke because speaking negatively about the network violated the terms of his contract.
At 43 years old, Tyra Banks is a new mother and while some fans are sad to see Nick leave, majority say they are excited to see what the model will bring to the show.