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Actor and "Dancing with the Stars" season 19 champion Alfonso Ribeiro was named the new host of ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos," as announced Tuesday by Tom Bergeron during the "DWTS" season finale.
"After receiving hundreds of inquiries, stacks of video submissions and a very close audition race, one smile, one funny and sincere delivery became our standout favorite - Alfonso Ribeiro," said Vin Di Bona, "AFV" executive producer. "We look forward to Alfonso leading 'AFV' into the next generation of family-friendly viewership."
ABC's longest-running primetime entertainment show, "America's Funniest Home Videos" returns for season 26 this fall with the same mission: Giving families something genuinely funny to enjoy together on Sunday nights. Along with a new host, the upcoming season will welcome an abundant supply of fresh clips to keep families laughing from coast to coast.
In its 25 seasons to date, "America's Funniest Home Videos" has given away more than $14 million in prize money and evaluated more than a million video clips from home viewers. "AFV" has become an iconic part of American pop culture, as evidenced by its entry into the Smithsonian's permanent entertainment collection.
Today, "AFV" is seen in 193 territories around the world, spreading American humor and clumsiness across the globe.
Viewers wishing to submit home videos to "America's Funniest Home Videos" should visit www.AFV.com for details.