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Alfonso Ribeiro joins Tyra Banks as co-host for Season 31 of ‘Dancing With the Stars’


Alfonso Ribeiro is headed back to “Dancing with the Stars” as Tyra Banks’ co-host for Season 31. The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” alum will join Banks when “DWTS” makes its debut on Disney+ this fall.

Ribeiro won the coveted Mirrorball on “DWTS” season 19 alongside professional dancer Witney Carson.  He shared in a press release: “‘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,” adding that he hopes his “longstanding friendship” with the supermodel will resonate with viewers.

Banks, who also serves as executive producer of DWTS, said: “I’ve known Alfonso since I was 19 years old and he always puts a smile on my face whenever I see him. Having such a fun-loving, longtime friend as co-host warms my heart. Bantering back and forth with him live is going to be so much fun!”

Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough will be returning to the “DWTS” judges’ table for season 31.  The cast for “DWTS” season 31 will be revealed exclusively on “Good Morning America” on Sept. 8.

‘DWTS’ Shakeup! Alfonso Ribeiro Will Cohost With Tyra Banks

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