DANCING With the Stars host Tyra Banks is a “nightmare” to work with on set, as she “makes wild demands” and is “disrespectful to the crew.”
A source exclusively told The Sun that producers are “on edge” this season over the backlash.
The insider claimed: “Tyra is a nightmare. She is disrespectful to everyone. She gives orders and makes wild demands.
“The viewers hate Tyra, but ABC is locked with her so they are trying.”
Producers have even had trouble convincing the former America’s Next Top Model host to change her criticized outfits.
The insider alleged: “Last week she wore the Britney Spears pigtails, but all the producers said she looked like the horror movie doll Annabelle. They couldn’t get her to change.”
The source continued to claim that the work environment has turned “toxic” with the “energy, attitude and demands.”
The insider continued: “Tensions are high in the ballroom. Between low ratings, COVID outbreaks and constant managing of the Tyra backlash, the producers are on edge about everything.
“I wouldn’t be shocked if this is the last season.”
ABC did not respond to The Sun’s request for comment.
Fans have called out Tyra for her hosting fumbles and mishaps this season, as some have even demanded the actress be fired.
One person raged: “Sorry but Tyra has got to go. This has nothing to do with her stylist – she trips and stumbles on her words, she yells, she uses ‘yeah baby’ all the time, she interrupts, and she really thinks she is the star of the show.”
Another tweeted: “She can’t even read the script. So many fumbles and the questions she asks are horrible.”
A third fired: “I hope someone tells Tyra to stop wearing this foolishness…she’s taking the attention from the dancers…we should not be tweeting about her bad wardrobe choices.”
Dancing With the Stars had a bad start to the season when professional dancer Cheryl Burke tested positive for Covid after week one.
Her partner, Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby, tested positive just four days later.
Ratings have also plummeted this season, as The Sun previously reported execs hoped celebrities JoJo Siwa and Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade would help bring in viewers.
A source claimed to The Sun: “The ratings matter is of concern for executives.
“Sure headline makers are in there, but it just hasn’t as yet captured the public. Sometimes these things take time and other times the contestants do not resonate or connect to audiences.”
Along with Cody, JoJo and Olivia, the other celebrity contestants on DWTS this season are Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, Suni Lee, Amanda Kloots, Jimmie Allen, Iman Shumpert, Kenya Moore, Martin Kove, Matt James, Melora Hardin, Melanie C, Brian Austin Green, and Christine Chiu.