'DWTS' Host Tyra Banks Called Out By Former Host Brooke Burke: 'Not The Place To Be A Diva'
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'DWTS' Host Tyra Banks Called Out By Former Host Brooke Burke: 'Not The Place To Be A Diva'

Dancing With The Stars host Tyra Banks is on the receiving end of some critiques from the former host, Brooke Burke.

Burke, a former Dancing With The Stars champion who hosted seasons 10 through 17, gave her honest opinion on the supermodel and business mogul's hosting.

Let’s just say, Burke is not here for the “diva attitude."

In a recent chat with Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast, Burke shared:

“She’s a diva. Everybody knows that she’s a diva. There’s nothing wrong with that. And I’m not saying anything bad about her. Be a diva. It’s not the place to be a diva.”

Burke continued, “Your pros are the diva. Your winner. Your perfect 10-score dancer who’s never done it. That defines diva in the ballroom. So, I just think it wasn’t embraced. I think that show requires a lot of compassion and loving kindness, especially as the host.”

Burke did say that Banks' transition to host was likely not ideal.

“I think it was a tough transition,” Burke explained. “Change is hard for everyone, they’ve gone through a lot on that show. That’s for sure. And you are just not the star as the host. It is just not about you as the host. Right? So yeah, I think Tyra is great in a shining role. I will just say that.”

Burke also reflected on her time on the show.

“Live TV is very difficult, and managing and anticipating and just sort of pivoting when you need to and things go wrong,” she said. But having danced on the show, the fear that I brought to the table from competing made the ballroom just a comfortable, safe zone. … To say that hosting live television is easy is crazy, but in comparison [to dancing] … I was lucky to have been on both sides.”

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