*It’s been a little over two months since “FABLife” premiered on ABC Daytime, and already Tyra Banks has announced she’s done.
In a statement, the “America’s Next Top Model” star said she is exiting the series to focus more on her cosmetics line. “This is a very difficult decision, but necessary,” she said.
Co-hosts Chrissy Teigen, fashion editor Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk and YouTube star Leah Ashley will remain on the show.
As of now, there are no plans to replace Banks. However, behind the camera, the former model will stay on as executive producer through December.
“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,” Banks added in her statement.
The writing may have been on the wall last summer, when Banks told the Television Critics Association how she was initially reluctant to do the show, and how long it took for her to be talked into it:
“FABLife” marked Banks’ return to daytime after “The Tyra Banks Show” went off the air in 2010. That series ran for five seasons and earned Banks two Daytime Emmy awards for outstanding informative talk show.