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Brooke Burke, a former host of “Dancing with the Stars,” shared her thoughts on the critique of current reality show show host Tyra Banks.
Burke, who won the show’s Season 7 Mirror Ball Trophy before going on an eight-season run as host, noted that although the live show position is “tough” and can be a “struggle”, it’s “not about you.”
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“You know, she’s a diva. Everyone knows that. There’s nothing wrong with that. And I’m not saying anything bad about her. Be a diva. [But] This is not the place to be a diva, “Burke said in the podcast,” behind the velvet rope with David Yountef. “
“Your professional [dancers] Diva is your winner. Your perfect 10-score dancer who never did it. It defines ‘diva’ in the ballroom, “he explained. “It simply came to our notice then. I think this show needs a lot of empathy and loving kindness, especially as a host. “
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Burke believes that casting Banks as the host is a “difficult transition” and a difficult combination for fans.
“Change is hard for everyone. They’ve gone through a lot on that show,” he shared. “And you are not a star as a host. It’s not just about you. So yeah, I think Tyra is great in a brilliant role. That’s all I can say. “
Burke also mentioned how his unplanned departure from the show “could be better handled from a production standpoint” but it forced him to wear his “big girl’s pants” and in the end there was a “really good change” that forced him to understand The next step.
“Dancing with the Stars” recently announced that the show is moving from broadcast television to streamer Disney +.