Alfonso Ribeiro Joins ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 31 as Tyra Banks’ Co-Host

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Alfonso Ribeiro will join season 31 of “Dancing with the Stars” as co-host as the show moves to Disney+

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the streamer announced Thursday. He will join host Tyra Banks as the show’s two main anchors.

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Best known for his role as Carlton Banks in the iconic 90s sitcom “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” Ribeiro has a long history with the dance competition series. 

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In 2014, he was the champion of the show’s 19th season with his professional dance partner Witney Carson

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He also appeared as a guest judge during season 21 of the show, and filled in for longtime host Tom Bergeron for an episode later that season.

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This would be the second time that Ribeiro would appear on a show previously hosted by Bergeron

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when he took over the responsibility of hosting “America’s Funniest Home Videos” after Bergeron left the show in 2015.

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Variety . Other Movies-TV Show Banks, who also serves as an executive producer, joined “Dancing with the Stars” during season 29, when Bergeron and Erin Andrew

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her co-hosts from season 18, suddenly pulled out of the series. Banks – best known for her long stint as the producer and host of “America’s Next Top Model”

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was announced a day later as the new host for the series, described by ABC as a “creative refresh” for the program.

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Was considered. Both Banks and Ribeiro previously appeared together in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, when Banks made her acting debut by starring in seven episodes of the show’s fourth season.