When asked about last year’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ elimination mix-up, host Tyra Banks stated that she was not to blame!
Banks said during a virtual panel for the Television Critics Association press tour: “I wasn’t at fault!” It really wasn’t me.” She also added: “And I think it’s very important for people to know this because they blamed me and put a lot of heat on my back…So again, no shade! But good news is; nobody got eliminated so everybody won!”
Looking back on the incident, Banks noted that viewers of Dancing With The Stars “don’t understand there was a whole thing going on” behind-the-scenes. She recalled feeling like she had no choice at the time but to take darts for their team and be an asset as talent on camera.” When the mistake occurred, Tyra said to the cameras: “There has been an error in our control room, but we are making it happen. This is live TV, right? This is the craziness of live TV.”