This fall, Dancing With the Stars (DWTS) will premiere a new season. Tyra Banks will resume hosting, but this time she will not be alone. Former DWTS champion Alfonso Ribeiro will co-host Season 31 alongside Banks.
They’ve worked together for decades on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, so they’re familiar with one another. Another significant distinction is that the new season will premiere on Disney+ as opposed to ABC.
Ribeiro remarked in a press release on his return to the stage of the reality television show:
“Dancing with the Stars has been such an integral part of my life for so many years, and I am thrilled to rejoin this close-knit family as cohost.” “Tyra and I have a long history of friendship, which I hope will resonate with viewers at home as we launch this new season on Disney+.”
How wealthy is DWTS’s Alfonso Ribeiro? An examination of a multitalented man
Alfonso Ribeiro is a multitalented entertainer who has earned his place in the industry. Celebrity Net Worth estimates that his net worth in 2023 will be $4 million.
As Carlton Banks, Ribeiro is best known for co-starring alongside Will Smith in the hit television series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Additionally, he is well-known for hosting the comedy program America’s Funniest Home Videos.
In addition to being an actor and TV host, Alfonso is an accomplished dancer, singer, voice artist, and director. At the age of eight, he began performing on the Broadway stage.
His major works include The Tap Dance Kid, which earned him a nomination for an Outer Critics Circle Award. Then, he gained notoriety when he was featured in a commercial alongside the famous Michael Jackson.
In 1990, as Carlton Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, he did a well-known dance routine to Tom Jones’s It’s Not Unusual and rose to stardom.
Ribeiro has hosted several television series, such as Catch 21, GSN Live, Big Time Rush, Spell-geddon, and I’m a Celebrity… America’s Funniest Home Videos, Things We Do for Love, and Shake It Up, Get Me Out of Here! Since 2012, he has been married to Angela Unkrich.
They dwell in Los Angeles with their three children, Alfonso Lincoln Ribeiro Jr., Anders Reyn Ribeiro, and Ava Sue Ribeiro. Ribeiro was previously married to Robin Stapler from 2002 until 2006, during which time he co-parented Sienna.
Alfonso Ribeiro has previously served as a DWTS guest judge.
Alfonso Ribeiro has played nearly every role on Dancing with the Stars. In Season 19, he competed alongside professional dancer Witney Carson as a former contender. These two individuals won the season.
On Instagram, Carson shared her joy at Ribeiro’s return to the dancing reality show. Season 21 marked Ribeiro’s return to the program as a guest judge, and he is now expected to accept a full-time post. Cheryl Burke and Tyra Banks both posted tweets regarding Ribeiro’s homecoming.