Alfonso Ribeiro joins Tyra Banks as co-host for 'Dancing With the Stars' season 31

Also, find out which judges will be returning as the show moves to Disney+.

July 14, 2022, 8:11 AM

Alfonso Ribeiro is headed back to the "Dancing with the Stars" ballroom -- this time as Tyra Banks' co-host.

"Good Morning America" on Thursday exclusively revealed that the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" alum, whose character Carlton Banks is known for his iconic dance moves, will join the "America's Next Top Model" legend when "DWTS" makes its debut on Disney+ for season 31 this fall.

Ribeiro won the coveted Mirrorball on "DWTS" season 19 alongside professional dancer Witney Carson.

"'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 in a press release, adding that he hopes his "longstanding friendship" with the supermodel will resonate with viewers.

ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" host Tyra Banks. | ABCs "Americas Funniest Videos" host Alfonso Ribeiro.
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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. Having such a fun-loving, longtime friend as co-host warms my heart," said Banks, who also returns this fall in her executive producer role. "Bantering back and forth with him live is going to be so much fun!"

Banks and the "America's Funniest Home Videos" host crossed paths in 1993 when she had an arc on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" as Jackie Ames, a childhood friend and former girlfriend of Will Smith's character.

Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough will be returning to the "DWTS" judges' table for season 31 on the show's new streaming home.

"GMA" will exclusively reveal the cast for "DWTS" season 31 on Sept. 8.

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