Alfonso Ribeiro Named New Host of America’s Funniest Home Videos

America's Funniest Home VIdeos

America's Funniest Home VideosDuring the Season 20 Finale of Dancing With The Stars, Tom Bergeron announced that actor and DWTS Season 19 champion, Alfonso Ribeiro, will take over for Bergeron as host of ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos.

“I couldn’t be happier,” said Bergeron.

“Tom, you’ve given me so much love and support in doing this, and I couldn’t be prouder for taking over for you on America’s Funniest Home Videos,” gushed Ribeiro.

Alfonso has certainly enjoyed a wonderful career resurgence since his appearance on DWTS. He endeared himself to America with his infectious charm, warmth, charisma and his never-say-die attitude. I can’t think of another entertainer who is as genuine, kind and friendly, and he is am outstanding choice to fill Tom Bergeron’s legendary shoes.

Tom Bergeron, Alfonso Ribeiro, and Vin DiBona. image credit: ABC/Adam Taylor
Tom Bergeron, Alfonso Ribeiro and Vin Di Bona.              image credit: ABC/Adam Taylor

“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, 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 over $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!

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