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America's Funniest Home Videos has been a staple of television for decades, and soon a new host will pick up the torch. Fans will mainly be familiar with Tom Bergeron as the face of AFV, but the beloved television personality is handing the hosting reigns over to none other than Alfonso Ribeiro.
Best known for his role as Carlton on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Ribeiro will be taking on the task of delivering hilarious home movie clips to audiences each week as the show's new host. Womensforum had a chance to speak with Ribeiro about his future as AFV's host and asked how he feels about running the legendary program.
"It’s a show I’ve enjoyed as long as it’s been on. It’s a great show. Our first episode will air October 11th on ABC. Super excited."
"It’s gonna be a blast to be the new host." - Alfonso Ribeiro
AFV was around long before YouTube, Instagram, or Vine, and has survived through the growth of these new video-viewing technologies. Their compilations and commentary on home videos remains a unique voice in the funny-amateur-video realm. The video below speaks to that truth.
Obviously, the show has a lasting appeal with its audience, so we asked Ribeiro why he thinks AFV has continued to be a must-see on TV.
"What’s different with the TV is that everyone can sit together and enjoy it together. Your entire family, every Sunday night, can sit together and watch a compilation of those videos put together and presented in a way that is funny beyond just the video. We have our jokes in between, setting up the videos or during the videos."
"You’re seeing those videos but you’re seeing our take on those videos, which is something you cant see when you’re online." - Alfonso Ribeiro
Over the years, AFV has certainly developed its own style and voice that sets it apart from other online platforms. With Alfonso Ribeiro at the helm, we're sure the family-friendly program will keep making us laugh for years to come!