Tom Bergeron’s ‘Excited’ Alfonso Ribeiro Is New ‘DWTS’ Co-Host: ‘He Has My Blessing’


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It’s all love out and in of the ballroom. Former DWTS host Tom Bergeron is revealing his response to the present’s new co-host Alfonso Ribeiro. “I’m very enthusiastic about that,” Tom advised HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY on the Cool Comedy Sizzling Delicacies tribute occasion to Bob Saget on September 22. “Between Alfonso being there and my unique showrunner Conrad Inexperienced, I feel the 2 of them collectively will deliver that present again to the form of really feel it ought to.”

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Tyra Banks and Alfonso Ribeiro, the co-hosts of ‘DWTS’ season 31. (Disney+)

Tom was ousted because the host of Dancing With the Stars after 28 seasons and changed with Tyra Banks forward of season 29. Alfonso, who gained DWTS season 19, joined the present as Tyra’s new co-host for season 31. Tom revealed that Alfonso known as him earlier than the co-host information went stay.

“We had an awesome discuss it. We actually did, and he is aware of he has my blessing,” Tom stated. Alfonso notably took over internet hosting duties from Tom with America’s Funniest Dwelling Movies after Tom’s retirement.

Season 31 premiered on Disney+, making it the primary sequence to air stay on the streaming service. Alfonso was proper at house within the DWTS skybox interviewing contestants and their companions.

Tom got here along with a number of of Bob’s associates and widow Kelly Rizzo to honor the comic, who all of the sudden handed away in January 2022 from unintended blunt head trauma. Tom and Bob have been longtime associates.

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Tom Bergeron with Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson in season 19. (Everett Assortment)

“It means so much to rejoice his life and the great work he did together with his group [the Scleroderma Research Foundation], but additionally, he was a buddy,” Tom advised HollywoodLife. “We have been Video brothers from one other mom. This occasion some years in the past was the primary occasion the place I attempted to put on him down and get him to co-host the twenty fifth anniversary of AFV with me, which he finally did. We had an exquisite time, so this has a variety of great resonance for me.”

In wanting again on his reminiscences with Bob, Tom liked the occasions when Bob was simply “being a wiseass and mensch, too. Anyone who noticed his standup act and noticed him on AFV or Full Home would assume he’s two completely different individuals, however he wasn’t. He was a well-rounded entertainer and a really candy man.”

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