The addition of Mirrorball-winning celeb Alfonso Ribeiro as the brand new co-host of “Dancing With the Stars” has us excited that the show is bringing again a function that some followers love — the skybox.
Here’s what Ribeiro stated and why we expect meaning the skybox is returning:
Ribeiro Said He is Going to Focus on Interviewing the Contestants & Pros
In an interview with “Good Morning America” about his new internet hosting gig on “Dancing WIth the Stars,” the actor talked about how they’re at present “figuring all of it out” by way of what his position shall be, however then he went on to explain a task that sounds rather a lot like what Erin Andrews used to do on the show and it makes us assume the skybox interview house may be returning.
“We’re figuring all of it out, however largely I’ll be with the dancers and celebrities and interviewing and getting them to speak about their week and what they have been going via — their dances and what do they consider the judges’ scores and that form of stuff,” stated Ribeiro.
He added, “My purpose is to convey the enjoyable and the loving and the power and the laughter again to the ballroom.”
The skybox has come and gone a number of occasions over the course of “Dancing With the Stars” 30 seasons. It is the place hosts Samantha Harris, then later Brooke Burke and Erin Andrews typically performed interviews with the professionals and celebrities, so maybe that’s what the show is considering doing with Ribeiro.
One Twitter user definitely thinks the peak distinction between Ribeiro and present host Tyra Banks will look “ridiculous except Alfonso is elsewhere conducting interviews,” which brought on “Dancing With the Stars” insider Kristyn Burtt to recommend, “Hopefully, the skybox (or one thing comparable) returns.”
Some of the followers definitely miss it. During season 30, one fan tweeted, “I like how [‘Strictly Come Dancing’] nonetheless makes use of the skybox, I admire the whole lot DWTS took away from us.”
The cast beloved the skybox too — they have been typically posting behind-the-scenes pictures from there, like this one of Tristan MacManus, Ricki Lake and Carson Kressley with host Burke, this picture with Apolo Anton Ohno and Emmitt Smith, or this one with Rumer Willis and Peta Murgatroyd.
Ribeiro Also Said The ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Pros ‘Feel Like Family’
When requested how excited he’s to be becoming a member of “Dancing With the Stars,” Ribeiro stated that he has all the time felt like he was a part of the “Dancing With the Stars” household and he is so excited to be again within the ballroom with all of his mates.
“Obviously, I’ve been an enormous fan of the show from the very starting and to now be a co-host on the show and be again within the ballroom with all of my mates — they really feel like household,” stated Ribeiro. “I imply, belief me, Thanksgiving at my home is just about a ‘Dancing with the Stars’ all-star version.”
Ribeiro additionally stated that he isn’t an entire stranger to internet hosting the show. He reminded Lara Spencer that he as soon as hosted “Dancing With the Stars” when former host Tom Bergeron needed to miss an episode, although he does assume his new position shall be very totally different from that have.
“I needed to host one time earlier than when Tom needed to bow out for one episode, so I did host the show, so I form of have a superb feeling as to what that is going to be like. I believe my position goes to be very totally different than clearly it was for filling in for Tom,” stated the actor.
The cast is certainly excited to have him again. Former host Bergeron posted to Instagram that that is “certainly one of [the show’s] smartest selections,” along with bringing again unique showrunner and govt producer Conrad Green, and host Andrews chimed in on the submit to say she agrees on each counts. And when Ribeiro stated within the feedback that he hopes he does Bergeron proud, Bergeron replied, “I’ve little doubt [you will].”
Many of the professionals posted their pleasure about Ribeiro becoming a member of the cast to their Instagram tales on the day it was introduced, and his “Dancing With the Stars” companion Witney Carson wrote a heartfelt message to him on Instagram.
“Can’t consider a extra good match to host @dancingwiththestars … how grateful I’m to have your friendship all these years and to have these monumental reminiscences collectively. I used to be only a child, at 18 years old after I obtained you as a companion and also you made my desires actuality! I can not wait to hopefully be on that stage with you as soon as once more, and watch you gentle it up,” wrote Carson.
“Dancing With the Stars” returns for its thirty first season this fall on Disney Plus.