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The Fresh Prince’s Alfonso Ribeiro joins Dancing with the Stars as co-host

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is joining Dancing with the Stars as co-host with Tyra Banks.

Ribeiro is best known for playing Carlton Banks alongside Will Smith in the legendary sitcom and he is no stranger to the DWTS ballroom. The actor won the Mirrorball Trophy as a celebrity competitor along with pro partner Witney Carson back in season 19.

The long-running celebrity dance show, which is moving from ABC to Disney+, has seen Banks as the host and executive producer for three years now. Also returning are the judging panel, with Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough all coming back for the inaugural Disney+ season.

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Ribeiro expressed his excitement at re-joining the show and working with Banks in a statement.

Dancing with the Stars has been such an important part of my life for so many years, and I am ecstatic to officially re-join this tight-knit family as co-host,” he said. “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+.”

Tyra Banks also released a statement, welcoming Ribeiro into the DWTS family.

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“I’ve known Alfonso since I was 19 years old, and he always puts a smile on my face whenever I see him,” she said. “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!”

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The show’s move to Disney+ was first announced in April, with ABC saying in a statement at the time: “After over 30 seasons of the program on ABC, including two spin-offs, Dancing with the Stars will move off of ABC this fall in order for the network to showcase several Monday Night Football games as well as develop and invest in new and future programming.”

A premiere date has not been announced for the new DWTS season so far.

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