Tyra Banks returning as 'America's Next Top Model' host

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Tyra Banks, slow down.

Just a few days after locking in her very high-profile gig as the new host of America's Got Talent, the TV personality announced another hosting gig. She will reprise her hosting duties on the new VH1 iteration of America's Next Top Model, the show she left (though stayed on as executive producer) when its CW run wrapped in 2015.

"I'm overwhelmed and humbled by the intensity of the ANTM fan base whose deep affection for the show led me to have a change of heart. After giving it a lot of thought, I realized that remaining behind the camera wasn't enough because ANTM is woven into my DNA."

Banks replaces Rita Ora, who hosted the show's first season on VH1. The cable network had quickly scooped up the show when Banks announced its end after 12 years and 22 seasons. (It originally aired on the now-defunct UPN.)

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Supermodel Tyra Banks arrives at the CBS/CW/Showtime Television Critic Association's summer press tour party at 9900 Wilshire Blvd on July 29, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 26: TV Personality/Model Tyra Banks attends The Paley Center For Media's Tribute To African American Achievements In Television at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 26, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Tyra Banks attends the 22nd annual Glamour Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Glamour Magazine)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: Tyra Banks arrives at Disney ABC Television Group's 2015 TCA Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: TV personality Tyra Banks leaves the 'Good Afternoon America' taping at the ABC Times Square Studios on August 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Tyra Banks visits the New York Stock Exchange on March 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by: Charles Eshelman via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 28: TV Personality Tyra Banks attends 'America's Next Top Model' Cycle 22 premiere party at Greystone Manor on July 28, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/WireImage)
TV personality Tyra Banks signs copies of her new book 'Modelland' at Barnes & Noble 3rd Street Promenade on September 14, 2011 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by: Tommaso Boddi via Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - APRIL 26: Model Tyra Banks arrives at the 42nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Warner Bros. Studios on April 26, 2015 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: TV personality Tyra Banks arrives at the 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards at The Orpheum Theatre on August 30, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/DE/Getty Images for ATI)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Supermodel Tyra Banks attends the premiere party for Cycle 21 of 'America's Next Top Model' presented by NYLON magazine and the LINE messaging app at SupperClub Los Angeles on August 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Tyra Banks attends the 4th Annual WIE Symposium at Center 548 on September 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 14: Tyra Banks arrives at the NBC And Time Inc. 50th Anniversary Celebration Of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Hosted By Heidi Klum at Dolby Theatre on January 14, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 15: Tyra Banks attends the Endometriosis Foundation of America's 4th annual Blossom Ball at The New York Public Library - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on March 15, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
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"Tyra has always been the heart and soul of the franchise and her absence was deeply felt by our fiercely loyal fans who missed their Queen of the Smize," said executive producer Ken Mok. "We'd like to thank Rita Ora for being a great partner and total pro. She infused this new iteration of ANTM with passion and creativity and we wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors."

It's safe to say that the price was right for Banks, who certainly has a full plate with her new America's Got Talent gig. She's going to topline NBC's summer standby after the sudden departure of Nick Cannon. VH1 could certainly use Banks' buzz. It is one of the few thriving networks in Viacom's embattled (and ever-rebranding) cable portfolio, and Banks' return should only help the venerable competition.

Additional panelists to be announced at a later date.

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glastonbury, ENGLAND - JUNE 24: Rita Ora attends Day 1 of the Glastonbury Festival 2016 at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 24, 2016 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Rita Ora seen out in Manhattan with a mystery man as they get lunch at Palm Restaurant on June 20, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 11: Singer Rita Ora performs onstage during LA Pride Festival on June 10, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Rita Ora attends the VH1 'Dear Mama' taping at St. Bartholomew's Church on May 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Rita Ora and Vera Sahatciu attend the VH1 'Dear Mama' taping at St. Bartholomew's Church on May 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Rita Ora arrives for the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Singer Rita Ora is seen coming out of Up and Down night Club on on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Rita Ora attends 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology', the 2016 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07: Rita Ora is seen at LAX on April 07, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 01: Rita Ora is seen on April 01, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Rita Ora attends We Day UK 2016 at SSE Arena Wembley on March 9, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Jo Hale/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Rita Ora on stage during WE Day at SSE Arena on March 9, 2016 in London, England. WE Day is a celebration of youth making a difference in their local and global communities. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Rita Ora on stage during the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards at the London Palladium on March 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 07: Rita Ora and Geri Horner during the Prince's Trust Celebrate Success Awards at the London Palladium on March 7, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
MILAN, ITALY - FEBRUARY 27: Rita Ora attends Vogue Cocktail Party honoring photographer Mario Testino on February 27, 2016 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Rita Ora is seen at LAX on February 26, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Singer Rita Ora arrives at The Creators Party Presented by Spotify, Cicada, Los Angeles at Cicada on February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 11: Rita Ora performs for Redfest DXB at Media City Amphitheatre on February 11, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images)
DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 10: Rita Ora poses for pictures with fans as she launches her adidas Originals Rita Ora SS16 collection at the Originals store at Dubai Mall on February 10, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 29: Rita Ora and friends leave Groucho Club in Soho and head to Tape Club to celebrate Daisy Lowe's Birthday on January 29, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Keith Hewitt/GC Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 26: Rita Ora seen arriving at Kings Cross St Pancras Eurostar on January 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 25: Rita Ora poses backstage at the the Ralph & Russo Spring Summer 2016 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 25, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
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