Alfonso Rebeiro is one busy guy! Of course we all remember him from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Silver Spoons. He also won the Mirror Ball Trophy in Dancing with the Stars not long ago and is now taking over hosting reins once again on the revamped Catch 21 game show.
Alfonso Ribeiro has spent more than 30 years leaving his unique mark on the worlds of television, theater and beyond. Ribeiro hosted the original run of Catch 21 on Game Show Network for four seasons from 2008-2011. Additionally, Ribeiro is currently the host of Americas Funniest Videos. He also danced his way into America’s hearts on Dancing with the Stars. His acting skills have been in homes for decades with the long-running sitcoms Silver Spoons and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Ribeiro returns to hosting Catch 21 as the reboot relaunches on Game Show Network. The half-hour series is a fast-action blend of pop trivia with the tension-filled excitement of the classic card game, 21. Professional dancer and choreographer Witney Carson joins the show as card dealer, reuniting the former Dancing with the Stars partners in a game show first!
In Catch 21, dealing out larger-than-life playing cards, the host quizzes contestants with general-knowledge questions as they attempt to build the closest hand to 21. Part knowledge, part nerve, and part strategy, every correct answer is a chance to add a card and build a better hand or pass the card and “bust” the competition.
I had the opportunity to chat with Alfonso Ribeiro about returning to the his hosting duties for Catch 21, his buddy Will Smith and so much more.
Catch 21 Premiered Monday, October 14 at 6 p.m. ET on Game Show Network and Airs Weeknights