Not so fast!
Bethenny Frankel is firing back at Tyra Banks’ ban on Real Housewives appearing on Dancing With the Stars’ future seasons.
Earlier this week, we reported that Tyra reportedly wants DWTS to “aim higher” than Real Housewives when it comes to casting.
“Tyra is the new boss and made it clear that she didn’t want any more Housewives in her ballroom. She thinks the show needs to aim higher and only book the ladies after everyone else has passed. Several ladies from the Bravo franchise have already made it clear that they would love to put on their dancing shoes, but Tyra doesn’t want any of them right now,” a source tells OK! Magazine.
“Tyra has never been a fan of the Housewives, but the real reason she doesn’t want them on her show. is that Bethenny Frankel, NeNe Leakes, and Teresa Giudice do not make headlines anymore,” the insider adds. “Tyra wants reality stars like Carole Baskin from Tiger King — not a decade-old franchise that no one talks about anymore. If Tyra thought for one minute that the Housewives would get her show ratings, she would welcome them to the dance floor in a second.”
Now, the former Real Housewives of New York star is slamming the model turned reality TV host on Twitter.
“Good to know @tyrabanks has clumped me in her no more housewives mandate on @DancingABC. Also good to know-their casting director Deena, who has asked me to be on that show multiple x in the last decade. I’m also no longer a housewife, but nobody is bigger than the game Tyra,” Bethenny tweeted.
She added, “I politely have declined the opportunity several times but respect the show very much.”
Bethenny later deleted the above tweets out of respect for her friend Deena, who works on the show.
“I deleted that last post Bc I really like & have a great relationship with Deena Katz from #DWTS. If @tyrabanks wants to come on my podcast, she is welcome anytime, as she has built a successful brand on her own in her own way. #justbwithbethenny,” she explained.