Actor and TV presenter Alfonso Ribeiro is officially joining the Dancing with the Stars family! Ribeiro, a former DWTS competitor and winner, will co-host the show alongside model and DWTS host Tyra Banks.
The announcement that Ribeiro would join the hosting team arrived as it was revealed that Banks would return for another season as the show’s host.
Ribeiro commented on the big news, indicating that he was “ecstatic” to return to the DWTS family, and also mentioned his “longstanding friendship” with host Tyra Banks.
DWTS winner Alfonso Ribeiro to co-host show with Tyra Banks
On Thursday’s installment of Good Morning America, the GM crew revealed that Tyra Banks would be back as host of Dancing with the Stars. In addition, they announced she’d have a brand new co-host in Alfonso Ribeiro.
Ribeiro, 50, is best known for his longtime role as Carlton Banks on the popular NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, which starred Will Smith, and ran from 1990 through 1996. In addition, many TV viewers have seen Alfonso Ribeiro hosting the Sunday night show America’s Funniest Home Videos and winning on Dancing With the Stars.
He competed in the show’s 19th season alongside professional dancer Witney Carson. Fans watched as the duo implemented his iconic Carlton dance moves into one routine on the ballroom floor. In the finale, Ribeiro bested fellow celebs Sadie Robertson and Janel Parrish to claim the Mirrorball Trophy.