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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Tyra Banks has impressed 'America's Got Talent' bosses in her first week as host

    The 43-year-old television personality was drafted in to replace Nick Cannon as host of the talent show and has thrilled the show's bosses with her "over-the-top approach".

    Whilst her style is said to be "way different" from Nick's, the show's team love it just as much as they did when the 36-year-old television personality was hosting it, TMZ reports.

    Meanwhile, Nick previously insisted his decision to quit 'America's Got Talent' was "calculated" and not emotional after he revealed after finding out ex ecutives had "threatened him with termination" for a joke he made on a comedy special.

    He said: "When people start to put restraints on my creativity, as an artist, I just have to stand on my square and stand for something. I've never operated for monetary gain. Money isn't one of the things that moves me or inspires me.

    "I love [money]. I embrace it the way everyone else does on this planet, but I don't make decisions based off of it. [The decision wasn't emotional;] everything I do is calculated.

    "I feel like change is growth. I wish everyone the best. I wish all the new people involved the best. I wish the brand to continue to flourish. I've got love for the network, I've got love for the production, and I feel like I'm growing as an artist, and as a human being, to bigger and better things."

    Nick announced the decision in a lengthy message on Facebook last month.

    He wrote at the time: "I write this from a deeply saddened and dolorous mindset. After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by ex ecutives because of a comedy special that was only intended to bring communities closer together, I was to be punished for a joke.

    "This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my "team" that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand. In my defence, I would ask how so? ...

    "I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn't have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property. There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity."

    However, Nick has been incredibly supportive of Tyra's new appointment, sending her flowers to congratulate her on the position.

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