Brooke Burke calls 'Dancing With the Stars' host Tyra Banks a 'diva'

Former Dancing With the Stars champion and host Brooke Burke says the long-running reality competition should be about the dancers and not the person holding the microphone.

When asked for her take on the criticism of the show's current host, Tyra Banks,

who took on the job in 2020, Burke was blunt.

It's tough. It's a live show. And I know those live tapings are a struggle, you know, behind the scenes," Burke,

who hosted DWTS from 2010 to 2013, said on the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast. "You know, she's a diva.

And everybody knows that she's a diva.

There's nothing wrong with that. And I'm not, I'm not saying anything bad about her. Be a diva. It's not the place to be a diva.

You know, your pros are the diva. Your winner.