Tyra Banks is heading back to her FABLife dressing room, packing her belongings and going home.
The America’s Next Top Model personality is quitting FABLife — the daytime chat-fest on which she serves as executive producer and co-host — less than halfway through its freshman season, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“This is a very difficult decision, but necessary,” said Banks, in a statement to THR. “I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company’s other entertainment ventures.”
Banks’ EP duties will end in December, and at present, no plans for a replacement host have been announced.
Launched in mid-September, FABLife centers on a lifestyle-focused including supermodel/social-media powerhouse/foodie Chrissy Teigen, fashion/makeover maven Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and “home” expert Leah Ashley, who gave birth to her first child last week.
Interestingly, in TVLine’s withering review of FABLife’s Oct. 16 episode, I marveled that Banks disappeared 20 minutes into the hour, and only returned with five minutes left for a “Bye, y’all!” sign-off.
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