Alfonso Ribeiro Reveals Post-Dancing of the Stars Plans, Including New TV Show

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
December 4, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Alfonso Ribeiro says that he’s looking into a number of opportunities after his sensational Dancing With the Stars win, including hosting multiple television shows.

He already has one show underway, called Unwrapped 2.0. The Food Network program will feature Ribeiro talking about food. He said he won’t be eating any food on the show.

The program will start airing in February 2015.

Ribeiro also told Access Hollywood that he has plans to submit scripts for other shows that he would host, but also wants to do other projects as well.

“I definitely want to host some things. I feel like America started to fall in love with ALlonso and not the characters that I’ve played throughout my career,” he said.

“It’s a blessing and a curse, I kind of want to do a little bit of it all, I love to do everything, so I don’t ever focus on one thing,” he said.

“I’m so blessed right now, and I’m so happy, and I’ve got so many opportunities for me.”

One other project that’s set is his participation in the Dancing With the Stars tour, although he said his groin and his back are still hurting.

“It’s going to be great to be back with Witney, and Mark, and Val, and Keo,” he said.

And how bad did that injury get?

“The day that I actually injured my back, which was the Wednesday before the semifinals, I thought it was over. I literally couldn’t move for 45 minutes,” he said.

Another pro dancer, Sasha, went into the rehearsals to learn Alfonso’s dance moves with Witney Carson, while Alfonso watched and learned that way due to the injury.

He also underwent a number of processes to recover. “They put me back together,” he said.

“I told the producers of the show, unless I literally can’t move, I’m going to get on that dance floor. I wasn’t going to let my body stop me.”


Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.