Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) is set to kick off a new season this fall. Tyra Banks resumes her hosting responsibilities, but she doesn’t work alone this time. Former DWTS Champion Alfonso Ribeiro co-hosts Season 31 with Banks. As colleagues at The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the two had known each other for many years.
Another notable difference is that the next season will debut on Disney+ rather than on ABC.
In a press release, Ribeiro said the following about his return to the stage of a reality TV show:
“Dancing with the Stars has been a very important part of my life over the years, and I am very excited to officially rejoin this close family as co-hosts. Tyra and I have a long-standing friendship and I hope we can resonate with all the fans at home as we start this new season on Disney+.”
Finding Alfonso Ribeiro’s Net Worth: Who Has Many Talents at DWTS
Alfonso Ribeiro is a versatile individual who has worked hard to establish himself in the entertainment business. According to Celebrity Net Worth, his estimated net worth as of 2022 is $4 million.
Along with Will Smith, Ribeiro played Carlton Banks in the venerable TV series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. He is best known for his role as the host of the comedy TV show America’s Funniest Home Videos.
Aside from acting and TV shows, he is also a great director, dancer, singer and voice actor. At the age of eight, he began acting professionally on the Broadway stage. His notable works include Tap Dance Kid, which was nominated for an External Critics Association Award.
Afterwards, he became famous by appearing in a commercial together with the late Michael Jackson. He became famous thanks to Carlton Banks’ role in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990 when he performed the famous dance number on Tom Jones’s It’s Not Unusual.
Some of the TV shows Ribeiro has hosted include Catch 21, GSN Live, Big Time Rush, Spell-Mageddon, and I’m a Celebrity. America’s Funniest Home Video, What We Do For Love, Shake It Out Of Here!
Since 2012 he has been married to Angela Unkrich. Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Jr., Anders Reyn Ribeiro and Ava Sue Ribeiro have three children, all living in Los Angeles. Previously, Ribeiro shared the upbringing of his daughter Sienna with Robin Stapler, whom they were married from 2002 to 2006.
Alfonso Ribeiro once served as a guest judge for DWTS.
Almost every character in DWTS was played by Alfonso Ribeiro. He competed in season 19 competitions with professional dancer Witney Carson. The team won the season honors. Carson expressed her joy on Instagram about Ribeiro’s return to the dance reality show.
After that, Ribeiro, who appeared as a guest judge for season 21, will be on stage and will appear on the program soon. On social media, professional dancer Cheryl Burke and host Tyra Banks shared the return of Ribeiro.
This fall, DWTS season 31 will debut on another network. Episodes of the new season will air on Disney+, not ABC.