Alfonso Ribeiro to Replace Tom Bergeron as Host of ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’

The “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” alum and “Dancing With the Stars” champion is taking over the ABC series

Last Updated: May 19, 2015 @ 6:55 PM

“Fresh Prince of Bel Air” alum and “Dancing with the Stars” champion Alfonso Ribeiro will replace Tom Bergeron as the host of ABC’s “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” Bergeron announced Tuesday during the season finale of “DWTS.”

“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 Riberio,” said executive producer Vin Di Bona. “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 its 26th season this fall with the same mission — to give 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.