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Keo Motsepe Thinks Tyra Banks Did ‘a Good Job’ Hosting ‘DWTS’

Shaking issues up! Tyra Banks‘ first season as host of Dancing With the Stars was met with combined critiques — however Keo Motsepe thinks viewers ought to have slightly extra grace.

“I love Tyra,” the 31-year-old ballroom dancer instructed Us Weekly solely on Thursday, April 1, shortly after the ABC competitors present was renewed for its thirtieth season. “I feel like, you know, when you’re used to something all the time — [when] you’re used to the same people, the same energy … it’s a shock to everyone.”

The community introduced in September 2020 that Banks, 47, could be taking the place of Tom Bergeron, who had hosted because the present’s first season in 2005, and cohost Erin Andrews, who joined in 2014 after beforehand competing on DWTS 4 years prior. After the preliminary “shock” of the change wore off, Motsepe was able to welcome the America’s Next Top Model alum with open arms.

Keo Motsepe and Tyra Banks Kelsey McNeal/ABC(2)

“You have to give that person the same energy that you gave the last person,” the South Africa native instructed Us. “Dancing With the Stars is not — I always say this — it’s not about one person. It’s a production. There’s so many people that are behind-the-scenes that people don’t know about. … We all come together and that’s what people get to see every night.”

When season 29 of DWTS kicked off final fall, some episodes didn’t go so easily for Banks. The Daytime Emmy winner suffered a wardrobe malfunction and even misinterpret one couple’s elimination outcomes, main some followers to want Bergeron, 65, and Andrews, 42, would return to the ballroom. However, Motsepe thinks Banks deserves slightly extra credit score. (The community later revealed that they printed the improper identify; Banks didn’t misinterpret.)

“[It was] her first season. She did a good job, you know, and I think people at home have to allow the change,” he stated on Thursday. “They should be open to a different judge, a different host, a different dance. … It’s hard sometimes when there’s a change because you’re used to one thing, but I think change is always good.”

Banks owned as much as making errors throughout her first few episodes final season, telling Us solely in September that it’s “normal” to flub now and again.

“If I didn’t want to mess up, if I wanted to be perfect, I know how to do that,” the True Beauty creator stated on the time. “There’s a very clear way as a host that you just read the words and you’re perfect and you know exactly how to do that. But when you’re relaxed and you keep it real, the mess-ups happen. … It’s live, and it’s real. It’s better than being like a doll.”

ABC confirmed on Tuesday, March 30, that Banks is anticipated to return for season 30 later this year, together with longtime judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli. Derek Hough, who was a professional companion on the collection from 2007 to 2016, can even sit down on the judges’ desk after stepping in for Goodman, 76, for season 29, when he was unable to be there in particular person as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

While no celeb opponents have been introduced simply but — and lots of DWTS execs aren’t positive in the event that they’ll be requested again this fall — Motsepe has excessive hopes for who he’ll see within the ballroom.

“It’s season 30, they should have A-list [stars]. I feel like they should have been Brad Pitt or Justin Bieber, you know, maybe Kendall Jenner,” he instructed Us, noting that his dream companion is Beyoncé. “Maybe next season. You never know!”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi

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