Tyra Banks Quits Her Own Talk Show FABLife After Two Months

Model-turned-mogul is expected to focus more time on her expanding TYRA Beauty cosmetics line

By Rebecca Macatee Nov 20, 2015 6:43 PMTags
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Tyra Banks is done with daytime—again.

After just two months on the air with FABLife, the model-turned-mogul has made the decision to scale back her role on the Disney/ABC show in order to focus on her cosmetics line, her rep confirms to E! News. (THR was first to report the news of Banks' departure from the show.)

"This is a very difficult decision, but necessary," Banks, 41, said in a statement.

Per THR, Banks will remain an executive producer on the series through December. FABLife's existing panel of co-hosts and contributors-including supermodel Chrissy Teigen, fashion editor Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and YouTube star Leah Ashley are expected to remain. There are reportedly no plans of replacing Banks.

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"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 said in a statement. "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."

Banks posted a lengthy Instagram post further explaining her focus on TYRA Beauty, writing, "I've made an executive decision to keep following my heart and spend more time focusing on my army of entrepreneurs, my Beautytainers, so we can bring the power of transformation to people everywhere..."


Don't completely discount the possibility of seeing Banks onscreen just yet, though. Although America's Next Top Model is supposed to come to an end after Cycle 22 airs on The CW, Deadline has reported talk of ANTM Cycle 23 heading to another platform. Ken Mok, the show runner an executive producer, is reportedly on board, and Deadline reports Banks is lending her support and will likely continue as an executive producer. That said, it remains to be determined whether she would continue her ANTM hosting duties or be involved on camera at all.

A rep for Banks noted that she maintains her relationship with Disney/ABC, where in addition to FABLife, she will be developing Life-Size 2 for the Disney Channel. She also recently wrapped a guest starring role in an upcoming episode of ABC's Black-ish.

Watch: How Tyra Banks Chose Her "FABLife" Cohosts