Here’s some news we didn’t see coming: Tyra Banks has stepped down from her television show, “Tyra Banks Presents FABLife.”
The former supermodel and businesswoman announced the decision Friday in a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter.
“This is a very difficult decision, but necessary,” Banks shared.
The series, which is produced by Disney/ABC, has only been on the air for two months. Banks has decided that it’s better that she place all of her focus on her growing beauty brand and other ventures–including a new Disney series, “Life-Size 2.”
“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. I will, however, continue to support the growth and success of FABLife and greatly admire my fellow co-hosts and the talented production team behind the show,” she explained.
The five-host panel is comprised of a colorful cast of personalities including swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, fashion editor Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and YouTube star Leah Ashley in addition to Banks. According to reports, the networks has no plans to replace her.
Banks will continue to executive produce the series through December. It is unclear how Banks’ withdrawal will affect the series overall.