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Tyra Banks To End Her Talk Show

Dec. 28 2009, Published 12:27 p.m. ET

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It’s not just Oprah Winfrey who is leaving day time television – Tyra Banks is quitting The Tyra Show.

“This will be the last season of The Tyra Show,” Banks told People.

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“I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years,”  Banks told the magazine.

The final fifth season will finish at end of Spring 2010 for the show that has scooped two Daytime Emmy Awards for the former supermodel.

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The famous host will turn her attention to launching Bankable Studios – a New York based company which is currently looking at various projects.

Banks wants to focus her attention on “bringing positive images of women to the big screen” according to insiders.

“My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are,” Banks revealed.

With encouragement from her friends, filmmaker Tyler Perry and her mentor Oprah Winfrey, Banks is hoping to conquer the big screen by following her dream of moving into film producing.

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But despite the end of her popular daytime show, America’s Next Top Model will be returning for its 15th season in February, 2010 along with Banks’ ABC show True Beauty.

“There’s a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart,” Banks writes in an open letter on her website.

“And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all.”



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