Alfonso Ribeiro has been introduced as the brand new co-host of Dancing With the Stars.
The actor, 50, will be a part of Tyra Banks in presenting the ABC hit, which can stream episodes dwell on Disney+ for the primary time when it returns later within the 12 months.
The long-running present sees a star-studded solid of celebrities paired with skilled dancers and tasked with performing routines to win judges’ factors and viewers votes. Last 12 months, basketball star Iman Shumpert was topped the winner of Dancing With the Stars alongside associate Daniella Karagach.
Although the line-up of contestants for the 2022 instalment hasn’t been revealed but, followers now know who will co-host season 31.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor Ribeiro gained the present again in 2014 with Witney Carson and has served as a visitor decide on the U.Okay. model Strictly Come Dancing. Now he’s set to tackle a really totally different position within the U.S. collection.
He does have presenting expertise, nonetheless, as he presently hosts ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos and its Nat Geo Wild spinoff, America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition.
So what has America’s Next Top Model star Banks, 48, who has hosted the final two seasons of Dancing With the Stars, mentioned about her new colleague? Here’s what we all know.
What Tyra Banks Has Said on Alfonso Ribeiro Joining Dancing With the Stars
In an announcement launched after the information about Ribeiro broke, Banks shared her pleasure at working together with her outdated pal.
“I’ve known Alfonso since I was 19 years old and he always puts a smile on my face whenever I see him,” she mentioned. “Having such a fun-loving, longtime friend as co-host warms my heart. Plus, he’s won the competition before, so he knows exactly what the stars are going through. Bantering back and forth with him live is going to be so much fun!”
Ribeiro additionally spoke about becoming a member of the present, sharing that he’s equally excited to be working with Banks.
“Dancing With the Stars has been such an important part of my life for so many years, and I am ecstatic to officially rejoin this tight-knit family as co-host,” he mentioned.
Ribeiro continued: “Tyra and I have a longstanding friendship that I hope will resonate with all of the fans at home as we kick off this new season on Disney+.”
Meanwhile, Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough will all return as judges when Dancing With the Stars returns later this 12 months. No premiere date has been introduced but.