ABC has a thing for Carlton. Alfonso Ribeiro won last year's Season 19 of "Dancing With The Stars," and after's Tuesday's finale of the show, he was named the new host of "America's Funniest Home Videos," which also airs on ABC. He'll begin filming episodes next month for the show's 26th season, airing in the fall.
Ribeiro, who came into the spotlight on shows like "Silver Spoons" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," succeeds Tom Bergeron, who hosts both "Dancing With The Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos." He announced last year that he would exit the latter after Season 25.
"It won’t be very different," Ribeiro said, when talking to EW about his new gig. "It’s really about assisting the videos not trying to overpower the videos with your comedy. But I have a different energy than Tom does and I’m very animated and energetic, and some of that will absolutely come through. I’m sure it will be dance-related in some form …. For me to able to come in and replace Tom, who’s my idol in the hosting world, will be a challenge but one that I feel excited to be a part of.”
When asked what kind of "funniest home videos" he likes, Ribeiro was honest. "My favorite is when people do things to hurt themselves." Same.