Rita Ora 'to replace Tyra Banks as host of America's Next Top Model'

Published Friday, Jul 1 2016, 10:58 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Could Rita Ora be the new host of America's Next Top Model?

Well, that's the big rumour sweeping the internet after The Sun reported popstar Rita has landed the coveted gig on the revamped ANTM, taking over from supermodel Tyra Banks.

If true, wow!

Celebrities attend VH1's 'Dear Mama' Held at St. Bartholomew's Church
Rita Ora, 2016

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A source told the newspaper: "Rita is in dream world as she's landed the ultimate gig. Next Top Model bosses wanted to inject some freshness back into the format and they see Rita as the ideal new face."

We can't imagine anyone but Tyra hosting America's Next Top Model! But then again, the rebooted version will be entirely different to the one we know and love.

Tyra Banks, Celebrities attend 24th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast hosted by The Hollywood Reporter at Milk Studios.

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Tyra remains as exec producer.

It's moved from The CW in the USA to VH1 and Tyra won't be appearing on camera anymore, although she'll remain an executive producer.

America's Next Top Model ended in December after 12 years on air and a whopping 22 cycles. But just two months later it was announced VH1 had picked up the show and would be airing it – but with a new host.

"After creating an incredible, global brand, I am beyond excited to have the show reborn," she said at the time. "I will continue as executive producer, but must turn my attention to new business endeavours, so I want to find a new host. I'm pumped to identify that person and bring back the show.

"Top Model fans, you demanded that the show come back, and VH1 answered the call. Get ready for a fierce-a-fied rebirth!"

We're so excited!

Top Model has franchises all across the world including, of course, Britain's Next Top Model, which boasts Abbey Clancy as its most famous contestant to date.

Meanwhile, Rita's certainly experienced when it comes to being on camera as she previously judged on The Voice UK and X Factor, and has recently been in Vancouver, Canada filming her role as Mia Grey in the new Fifty Shades of Grey movie.

It's not yet been confirmed when the new series of ANTM will air.