Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) returns this fall with a new season. Tyra Banks returns to hosting, but this time she won’t be alone. Alfonso Ribeiro, a former DWTS champion, will host Season 31 along with Banks. They have known each other for decades thanks to their work on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Another key difference is that the new season will debut on Disney+ rather than the ABC network.
In a press release, Ribeiro commented on his return to the reality TV show stage:
“For so many years Dancing with the Stars has been such an essential part of my life, and I am over the moon to formally rejoin this close-knit family as a co-host.” Tyra and I have a long history of friendship, which I hope will connect with all the fans back home as we kick off this new season on Disney+.”
How rich is Alfonso Ribeiro of DWTS? : A look at a multi-talented man
Alfonso Ribeiro is a multi-talented person who has earned a place in the entertainment business. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his predicted net worth in 2022 is $4 million. Ribeiro is best known for co-starring with Will Smith on the hit TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as Carlton Banks. He is also known for presenting the comedy program America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Alfonso is an excellent dancer, singer, voice artist and director, in addition to being an actor and TV host. He began his acting career 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 then gained recognition when he appeared in a commercial with the famous Michael Jackson. He rose to fame in 1990 as Carlton Banks in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, where he performed a famous dance routine for Tom Jones’s It’s Not Unusual.
Ribeiro has hosted a number of television programs including Catch 21, GSN Live, Big Time Rush, Spell-Mageddon and I’m a Celebrity… Shake It Up, Get Me Out of Here!, Things We Do for Love, America’s Funniest Home videos. Since 2012, he has been married to Angela Unkrich. They have three children, Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Jr., Anders Reyn Ribeiro and Ava Sue Ribeiro, and live in Los Angeles. Ribeiro previously married Robin Stapler from 2002 to 2006 and was co-parenting their daughter Sienna.
Alfonso Ribeiro has been a DWTS guest judge in the past.
Alfonso Ribeiro has played almost every character on DWTS. He was a former competitor who performed alongside pro dancer Witney Carson in Season 19. The season was won by the pair. Carson expressed her joy at Ribeiro’s return to the dancing reality show on Instagram. Ribeiro returned to the program as a guest judge in Season 21 and is now likely to take up a full-time position. Pro dancer Cheryl Burke and broadcaster Tyra Banks both tweeted about Ribeiro’s return.