After 15 years of Dancing With The Stars, ABC selected a change.
As a substitute of constructing extra tasteful casting selections, the present ousted Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews.
After that controversial transfer, the present forged actress, mannequin, and supervillain Tyra Banks as host.
Now, DWTS is giving her a co-host … and whereas he’s a well-known face to the present, it’s not Tom or Erin.
Alfonso Ribeiro is after all most well-known for his position on The Recent Prince of Bel-Air.
He’s additionally a Dancing With The Stars alum, having taken residence the mirror ball trophy in 2014.
This week, ABC revealed that he’ll be a part of Tyra Banks as a cohost for the present’s thirty first season.
“I’m tremendous excited,” Alfonso gushed to People this week.
“For me to be requested now to co-host with Tyra,” he remarked.
Alfonso continued: “and be a part of the good crew and dancers and associates.”
“To have the ability to be on stage with them and to be a part of that household once more,” Alfonso continued.
That is one thing that “is sort of particular for me.”
Alfonso identified: “I imply, these dancers are associates of mine at this level now.”
“We actually do all hang around collectively,” Alfonso famous, “and speak outdoors of that present.”
“My purpose is to carry again a way of the comfortable and the enjoyable,” he expressed.
“And,” Alfonso continued, “the household ambiance.”
Alfonso detailed that that is the vibe “that this present has at all times felt like for me.”
“I wish to develop into associates with all the contestants this 12 months,” he expressed.
“And,” Alfonso then continued, he needs to “permit myself to type of be capable to actually simply sit and speak with them.”
Alfonso then aspired: “And after their dance, I wish to get trustworthy, and true emotions from them.”
“And,” he continued, he needs to “make individuals snicker and make individuals smile once more.”
“I really feel like typically it will get a little bit severe,” Alfonso noticed.
“And whereas it must be that additionally,” Alfonso then admitted.
He opined that “it additionally must be mild and enjoyable and cheery.”
That actually seems like the suitable tone for the present.
Some viewers have been important of the present and its host since Tyra took the reins.
Taking difficulty with the ousting of Tom and Erin is extraordinarily legitimate.
However some have simply not loved Tyra’s power. To be honest, she is a larger-than-life persona.
We don’t imply to lump a big group of individuals collectively, however it’s largely older viewers who really feel this fashion.
Many youthful viewers just like the uncooked, chaotic power that Tyra brings to … all the things that she does in life.
In fact, given the viewing demographics of DWTS (some younger individuals do watch, we swear!), maybe the present wanted steadiness.
It’s doubtless that producers hope that Alfonso can carry that counterpoint to Tyra’s power.
In the meantime, Season 31 will debut on Disney Plus a while this fall — however we don’t but know the date.
And sure, the present has already been renewed for Season 32.