Tyra Banks Announces the End of ‘America’s Next Top Model’


Tyra Banks has announced that her reality TV show ‘America’s Next Top Model’ will be ending after this season wraps.

The popular series, broadcast has enjoyed a run of 12 years and 22 series, but the network confirmed on October 14th that it will be coming to an end in December when the current cycle finishes.

Banks has hosted it ever since it debuted back in May 2003. The 41 year old took to twitter to announce the news the same evening, writing “Thinking #ANTM22 should be our last cycle. I truly believe it’s time. May your pics be forever fierce. Keep on Smizing!”

During ‘America’s Next Top Model’s extensive run, Banks has also launched other TV projects, such as her own talk show ‘The Tyra Banks Show’, which ran from 2005 to 2010.

However, from its early peak of 6.13 million viewers, ‘ANTM’ has been steadily declining in its share of the market, with last year’s 21st season averaging 1.56 million people tuning in.The show has been responsible for launching the modelling careers of the likes of  Whitney Thompson and many more.