Returning to the ballroom! After info broke that Alfonso Ribeiro is slated to cohost Dancing With the Stars alongside Tyra Banks, the current’s skilled dancers have opened up about his return to the dance flooring.
“Can’t take into account a additional wonderful match to host @dancingwiththestars than my brother/uncle (I say uncle on account of he’s twice my age @therealalfonsoribeiro how grateful I am to have your friendship all these years and to have these monumental reminiscences collectively,” Witney Carson — who obtained season 19 alongside the 50-year-old Modern Prince of Bel-Air alum — wrote by Instagram on Thursday, July 15. “I was solely a baby, at 18 years outdated as soon as I purchased you as a affiliate and likewise you made my wishes actuality! I cannot wait to hopefully be on that stage with you as quickly as as soon as extra, and watch you light it up.”
Cheryl Burke, for her half, moreover gushed over Ribeiro’s new perform. “Regardless that you clearly could very properly be certainly one of many execs, co-hosting seems to be a super match for you as correctly,” she wrote by Instagram on Thursday. “Previous excited and see you inside the ballroom shortly my good buddy!”
DWTS — which is switching from ABC to Disney+ for the forthcoming season 31 — launched its web internet hosting info hours earlier on Thursday.
“Dancing with the Stars has been such an essential part of my life for thus just a few years, and I am ecstatic to formally re-join this tight-knit family as cohost,” Ribeiro said in a press launch on the time. “Tyra and I’ve a longstanding friendship that I hope will resonate with all of the followers at residence as we kick off this new season on Disney+.”
The America’s Funniest Dwelling Motion pictures host will be a part of the 48-year-old supermodel to emcee the dance opponents.
“So excited to lastly reveal this! I’m reuniting with a extremely specific anyone I labored with as soon as I was merely 19 years outdated,” Banks gushed by Instagram on the time, referring to her Modern Prince cameo in 1993. “I can’t wait to stream keep & have crazy pleasant w/ him!💃🏽🕺🏽”
Banks beforehand joined the opponents current in 2020 after longtime hosts Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews have been let go. Carson, for her half, suggested Us Weekly on the time that she was “initially very shocked” to be taught that the America’s Subsequent Prime Model creator landed the gig on account of she had her former affiliate in ideas.
“I texted Alfonso and I’m like, ‘You’re the model new host, aren’t you? Inform me!’” the Utah native, 28, suggested Us in August 2020. “And he’s like, ‘It’s not me.’ So I undoubtedly thought [of] Alfonso, for sure. Just because he’s so involved. He loves the current. He is so educated in dance, and in judging and web internet hosting. So I merely thought he’d be a super match.”