Tyra Banks denies claims she banned Real Housewives from Dancing with the Stars

Sam Warner
·2 min read
Photo credit: Amy Sussman for ABA - Getty Images
Photo credit: Amy Sussman for ABA - Getty Images

From Digital Spy

Dancing with the Stars host Tyra Banks has denied claims that she banned stars of the Real Housewives franchise on the dancing show.

It comes after tabloid reports circulated this week that alleged Banks was opposed to Real Housewives subjects appearing, and that she thought the likes of Bethenny Frankel, NeNe Leakes and Teresa Giudice didn't make headlines anymore.

Frankel then responded in a since-deleted tweet, hitting back at Banks for apparently 'clumping' her in the "no more housewives mandate" and claiming that she has been asked to be on the show on a number of occasions.

Photo credit: Amy Sussman for ABA - Getty Images
Photo credit: Amy Sussman for ABA - Getty Images

However, Banks has rubbished the reports, with her publicist saying in a statement (via Page Six): "This is 100% untrue.

"She's a huge fan of the Housewives and everyone knows Tyra is a businesswoman first. As a businesswoman, why would she say anything against the Housewives? She has nothing to do with casting."

Frankel has also clarified her stance on the matter, saying of her now-deleted tweet: "I deleted that last post Bc I really like & have a great relationship with Deena Katz from #DWTS.

"If @tyrabanks wants to come on my podcast, she is welcome anytime as she has built a successful brand on her own in her own way."

Meanwhile, a few weeks ago Banks suffered a rather awkward live blunder on Dancing with the Stars after she was given the wrong bottom two to read out.

"There's been an error in our control room, but we're making it happen," she declared. "This is live TV, right? This is the craziness of live TV!"

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