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VH1 Is Reviving ‘America's Next Top Model’ Without Tyra Banks

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America's Next Top Model has officially escaped the clutches of cancellation, but it's leaving one integral part behind. Entertainment Weekly reports that the show will return for a 23rd season on VH1, but Tyra Banks will no longer be the host.

If you stick around once the show's over, though, you'll still see Banks's name in the credits. She's staying on as an executive producer.

"After creating an incredible, global brand, I am beyond excited to have the show reborn," Banks said in a statement. "I will continue as executive producer, but must turn my attention to new business endeavors, so I want to find a new host. I'm pumped to identify that person and bring back the show. Top Model fans, you demanded that the show come back, and VH1 answered the call. Get ready for a fierce-a-fied rebirth!"

Not only will there be a new yet-to-be-named host, but they will be joined by a brand new judging panel.

The news confirms a rumor from last month that VH1 was rebooting the show. First reported by the New York Daily News, the publication claimed that only by cutting Banks's massive salary would the show live. And now the show is back without the supermodel in front of the camera.

When ANTM was first cancelled, Banks wrote on Instagram, "Thinking #ANTM #cycle22 should be our last cycle. Yeah, I truly believe it's time." Looks like she changed her tune.