Tyra Banks apologised for end-of-show flub last night's Dancing with the Stars. "Wowzers," she tweeted after ABC, "Live TV. Wrong card name ...
While Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway still hold the Worst Blunderers award for their 2018 Oscar announcement that La La Land won Best Picture of 2017 (it didn't), with Steve Harvey a near second for naming the wrong Miss Universe in 2015, Banks gave everyone a run for their money last night when she incorrectly claimed that Cheer cheerleader Monica Aldama and dance partner Val Chmerkovskiy were
After declaring that Aldama and Chmerkovskiy were safe from elimination, Banks had to retract, calling back to stage in the final heave-ho to face Anne Heche and Keo Motsepe. Heche and Motsepe got it.
Speaks Out After 'Challenging' On-Air Results Flub: 'We Power Through'
During Monday 's show, the host called the wrong stars when he revealed who landed in the bottom two
Live television never has its wrinkles.
During Monday's Dancing with the Stars segment, confusion emerged after new host Tyra Banks mistakenly called the wrong stars revealing-pairs had landed in the bottom two. She later mentioned Twitter's misstep, chalking up an internal mistake.
"Live TV. Wrong name on cards," she tweeted. "So difficult to manage those moments, but we're powering through."
She also tweeted about a wardrobe malfunction she experienced during the broadcast, writing, "OMG! I wasn't zipped when I changed costumes and had to hold my outfit when announcing the next act.
Wowzers. Wowzers. Live TV. Wrong card name. So daunting about those moments. Yet we're powering on.
— Tyra Banks, October 6, 2020
OMG! OMG! I wasn't zipped when I changed clothes and had to keep my outfit when announcing next act. Live television, y' all! @ABC Dancing
— Tyra Banks, October 6, 2020
Banks, 46, mistakenly proclaimed Cheer's Monica Aldama and pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy safe during the episode until it was revealed they actually landed in the bottom two alongside Anne Heche and her partner Keo Motsepe.
Heche, Vernon Davis and Chrishell Stause stood at the end of the show as Banks declared, "Anne and Keo and Vernon and Peta are in the bottom two."
She then clarified: "There 's actually been a mistake. I'm looking right now, and we've got three couples, so we need to explain this for a second. Anne and Keo and Monica and Val are the two bottom couples."
She explained that there was a "bug" in the control room. "I was reading my cards, but my cards were wrong," Banks said. "And again, we apologize for this. It's live TV, and we're all human."
After Carrie Ann Inaba and Derek Hough agreed to save Aldama and Chmerkovskiy, Heche was sent home from the contest.
Banks was frank about the unavoidable problems she faced after replacing Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews as host of the ABC dance show. In a video posted on TikTok last month, she addressed some of the criticism she received.
"Tonight I hosted Dancing's second episode with the Stars ... and well, it wasn't great," she confessed. "Hey, I've had a lot of fun, but I've fucked up, I've said the wrong things, but I've kept, kept going.
In July, the network confirmed Andrews and Bergeron's departures from DWTS, adding in a statement that the show embarked on "a new creative path."
"Any show like this that's been on for many, many seasons need to keep changing," executive producer Andrew Llinares told reporters on ABC 's virtual fall-press day, per Entertainment Tonight. "I think changing the host is evolution."
"It was all about making the show feel fresh, making it feel different and reaching out to a new audience — as well as the audience that's been there for years," he said.