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Tyra Banks has been named the new host of “America’s Got Talent.”

Howie Mandel, who serves as one of the show’s judges, made the announcement Sunday via Twitter.

Banks replaces Nick Cannon, who has served as host of “America’s Got Talent” since 2009. Cannon announced last month that he was leaving the show after a falling out with the network over a joke told on a Showtime comedy special.

In the special, Cannon told a racially charged joke employing “NBC” as an acronym incorporating a racial slur. He claimed in a Facebook post that NBC executives threatened to terminate him over the joke.

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