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`Dancing with the Stars` host and EP Tyra Banks. (ABC photo by Adrienne Raquel)
"Dancing with the Stars" host and EP Tyra Banks. (ABC photo by Adrienne Raquel)

Tyra Banks returns as host & executive producer of 'Dancing With The Stars' on Disney+; welcomes new cohost Alfonso Ribeiro

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Fri, Jul 15th 2022 03:30 pm

Renowned ballroom experts Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli & Derek Hough cha cha back to the judges’ table
√ ‘Dancing with the Stars’ moves to its new home on Disney+ this fall

Tyra Banks is back as host and executive producer of “Dancing with the Stars” for her third consecutive season. Joining her as cohost is “DWTS” season 19 Mirrorball champion Alfonso Ribeiro. Expert judges Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough also resume their seats on the ballroom floor. The season 31 premiere date on Disney+ will be announced at a later date.

“ ‘Dancing with the Stars’ has been such an important part of my life for so many years, and I am ecstatic to officially rejoin this tight-knit family as cohost,” said Ribeiro, who also hosts “America’s Funniest Videos.” “Tyra and I have a longstanding friendship that I hope will resonate with all of the fans at home as we kick off this new season on Disney+.”

“I’ve known Alfonso since I was 19 years old and he always puts a smile on my face whenever I see him,” Banks said. “Having such a fun-loving, longtime friend as cohost warms my heart. Plus, he’s won the competition before, so he knows exactly what the stars are going through. Bantering back and forth with him live is going to be so much fun!”

“Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities are paired with trained ballroom dancers to compete in themed choreographed dance routines that are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts.

After an impressive 30 seasons on ABC, “Dancing with the Stars” moves to its new home on Disney+, premiering exclusively in the U.S. and Canada this fall, and making “Dancing with the Stars” the first live series to debut on the streaming service.

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