Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) is scheduled to start a new season this fall.
Tyra Banks will resume her responsibilities as host, but this time she won’t be working alone. Alfonso Ribeiro, a former DWTS champion, will co-host season 31 with Banks. As employees of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the two had known each other for many years.
The fact that the next season will debut on Disney+ and not the ABC network is another notable difference.
In a press release, Ribeiro said the following about his return to the reality TV program stage:
“Dancing with the Stars has been a significant part of my life for so many years and I am delighted to rejoin this close-knit family as a co-host. As we begin this new season on Disney+, Tyra and I have a longstanding bond that I hope will be felt by all viewers at home.
The 50-year-old famous man now has a new job under his belt.
Finding out Alfonso Ribeiro’s net worth: A man of many talents at DWTS
Alfonso Ribeiro is a multi-talented person who has worked hard to establish himself in the entertainment industry. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his estimated net worth as of 2022 is $4 million.
Ribeiro played Carlton Banks alongside Will Smith in the venerable television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He is known for his role as the host of the comedy TV show America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Besides acting and television presenter, he is a great director, dancer, singer and voice actress. He began acting professionally on the Broadway stage at the age of eight. His notable works include The Tap Dance Kid, for which he received an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination.
He later rose to fame by starring in a commercial with the late Michael Jackson. He is best known for his role as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990, performing a popular dance number to Tom Jones’ It’s Not Unusual.
TV programs that Ribeiro has hosted include Catch 21, GSN Live, Big Time Rush, Spell-Mageddon and I’m a Celebrity.
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Shake It Up, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Things We Do For Love, and.
He has been married to Angela Unkrich since 2012. Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Jr., Anders Reyn Ribeiro and Ava Sue Ribeiro are her three children who all live in Los Angeles. Ribeiro previously shared raising her daughter Sienna with Robin Stapler, to whom she was married from 2002 to 2006.
Almost every character on DWTS has been played by Alfonso Ribeiro. He competed in season 19 alongside professional dancer Witney Carson. The team picked up season awards. Carson expressed her delight at Ribeiro’s return to the dance reality show on Instagram.
Later, as a guest judge in season 21, Ribeiro returned to the stage and will soon have a permanent position in the program. Taking to social media, professional dancer Cheryl Burke and presenter Tyra Banks shared the news of Ribeiro’s reappearance.