Tyra Banks says her mom convinced her to take the job on 'DWTS' after months of debate

Tyra Banks' mom wanted to see her in the ballroom! The 46-year-old model appeared on Thursday's episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden and revealed that her mom, Carolyn London, encouraged her to accept the hosting gig on Dancing With the Stars.

"They called me and were like, 'Are you interested in this?' This was earlier this year. And I'm like, 'You're calling me and asking me this? I would never in a million years think that I'd be asked to host,'" she recalled. "So it took me months. I sat on it for months."

"I asked friends and finally I asked my mom. She was like, 'Girl, I'm the first person that told you about that damn show! I told you to turn on the TV. The stars is dancing,'" Banks continued. "She was the first person to tell me and I turned it on and couldn't look away. And so I said, 'Yeah, I think I can bring something to this.' I feel like I made the right decision."

As for how things are going now that the season's begun, Banks said she's "having a really, really good time."

"It's bananas," she said. "I be changing clothes and there's dancing and people flipping and going home."

When ET spoke to Banks ahead of the DWTS premiere, she opened up about what she hoped to bring to the long-running reality competition series.

"I think it's important to continue to make sure that younger people are watching the show with their older family members, that co-viewing, of bringing everybody together," she said. "So I have some ideas on having a little popular dance mixed [in], we have some ideas, we'll be testing that and seeing how people are feeling that.

"... [We're] trying to turn it up a notch! But not too much, because the show is a hit," she added. "I'm not coming here with a sledgehammer... that'd be dumb. So just adding some sprinkle pixie dust to it."

Dancing With the Stars airs Mondays on ABC.