Tyra Banks’ role as host of Dancing with the Stars has received a lot of criticism as she came on while the show’s ratings were already headed downward. But as the show is just months before the next season airs, cohost of the show Brook Burke who held the role from 2010-2013 aired her grievances about how the show was being handled on the Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.
“It’s tough. It’s a live show. And I know those live tapings are a struggle, you know, behind the scenes. You know, she’s a diva. Everybody knows that she’s a diva,” Brooke said. “There’s nothing wrong with that. And I’m not, I’m not saying anything bad about her. Be a diva. It’s not the place to be a diva. You know, your pros are the diva. Your winner. Your perfect 10 score dancer who’s never done it. That defines diva in the ballroom. So, you know, I just think it wasn’t embraced.”
She continued saying, “I think that show requires a lot of compassion and loving kindness, especially as the host. So, I don’t really need to say it. You know what I mean? I think it was a tough transition. Change is hard for everyone, you know, they’ve gone through a lot on that show. That’s for sure … And you are just not the star as the host. Like, 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.”