Nick Cannon got Tyra Banks flowers to celebrate her hosting duties on 'America's Got Talent'.

Nick Cannon's flowers for Tyra Banks (c) Twitter

Nick Cannon's flowers for Tyra Banks (c) Twitter

The 36-year-old star stepped down as host of the talent show after finding out executives had "threatened him with termination" for a joke he made on a comedy special but is thrilled to see the former 'America's Next Top Model' presenter has been signed up as his replacement.

Taking to Twitter, Tyra uploaded a photograph of the flowers, with a note, which read: "Tyra, congratulations and good luck on AGT! Love Nick C. (sic)"

And captioning the picture, she wrote: "Made me smile, @NickCannon. (sic)"

Meanwhile, Nick previously insisted his decision to quit the show was "calculated" and not emotional.

He said: "When people start to put restraints on my creativity, as an artist, I just have to stand on my square and stand for something. I've never operated for monetary gain. Money isn't one of the things that moves me or inspires me.

"I love [money]. I embrace it the way everyone else does on this planet, but I don't make decisions based off of it. [The decision wasn't emotional;] everything I do is calculated.

"I feel like change is growth. I wish everyone the best. I wish all the new people involved the best. I wish the brand to continue to flourish. I've got love for the network, I've got love for the production, and I feel like I'm growing as an artist, and as a human being, to bigger and better things."

Nick announced his decision to quit in a lengthy statement on Facebook last month.

He wrote at the time: "I write this from a deeply saddened and dolorous mindset. After days of deliberating over some extremely disappointing news that I was being threatened with termination by Executives because of a comedy special that was only intended to bring communities closer together, I was to be punished for a joke.

"This has weighed heavy on my spirit. It was brought to my attention by my "team" that NBC believed that I was in breach of contract because I had disparaged their brand. In my defence, I would ask how so? ...

"I find myself in a dark place having to make a decision that I wish I didn't have to, but as a man, an artist, and a voice for my community I will not be silenced, controlled or treated like a piece of property. There is no amount of money worth my dignity or my integrity."