Tyra Banks Talks to Extra about DWTS Season 29 and Derek Hough

Geezus, this constant need to chase a younger audience. They’ve been doing it for years and it always makes the show WORSE instead of better. I don’t know what makes them think that Tyra and her “pixie dust” is going to be an improvement.

She also spoke to ET and all but confirmed that Len is going to be staying in England and they’re not sure how they’re going to use him. That sure leaves a big hole for someone like Derek to step into!

“Carrie Ann is definitely back, and Bruno, who I can’t wait to vibe with because he is just as crazy as I am,” Banks, 46, confirmed to ET. “At the moment, we’re trying to figure out how to incorporate Len Goodman because he is in England and there’s all these travel restrictions because of COVID-19. So we’re trying to figure that out.”

And if this doesn’t scare you about this season, nothing will…

Banks, who previously was a judge for shows like America’s Next Top Model, added that having to sit back and simply watch the dances isn’t going to be an easy feat.

“That’s going to be the hardest thing in the world. I’m not a professional dancer but I still know performance and I know it well,” she explained. “So to have to hold back and not be able to [critique], like, that’s not my role. My role is to be the cheerleader, to be the champ, to be that ringmaster and to be, I call it, the hype-man DJ. To keep the room pumped.”

Banks joked, however, that she “might have to cuss out a judge every now and then” though.

I have a feeling I’m going to be screaming at my TV A LOT “You’re a model fer god’s sake, shut the hell up!!” She goes on to say this about Derek…which makes it sound like he’ll be neither judge NOR pro….either that or she’s dumb, not realizing he’s been a judge for four season on a far superior show.

“Yeah, Derek is coming back in a very interesting way,” Banks shared, playing coy. “I am very excited about that because I know Derek and he’s fun. But you just gonna have to wait and see how he’s coming back. You’ll know next week!”

Hough’s official role will be revealed next Tuesday during Good Morning America.