Giving a heads up. Before Alfonso Ribeiro was announced as the Dancing With the Stars cohost for season 31, the actor made sure to reach out to OG host Tom Bergeron about the opportunity.“We have talked.
I wouldn’t say that he gave advice because [it would be] essentially the same advice he offered me when I was doing American’s Funniest Videos, which was ‘Be you,'” Ribeiro, 50, exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday, September 13, while promoting his partnership with The Original Donut Shop. “We have enough respect for each other that I wanted to talk to him as a friend.
I wanted to let him know how it went down [with] all the love and respect that I have for Tom.”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air alum, who will be cohosting alongside Tyra Banks, noted that Bergeron’s career has been a blueprint for his own professional aspirations.“He will always be near and dear to my heart in every way.Read more on usmagazine.com