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After the dance, it was announced that the 43-year-old actor would be the new host of America’s Funniest Home Videos, taking over for Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron.
“It came together by the people at DWTS and ABC. When last season of DWTS ended, there were several producers that all said to me that they felt that this would be an absolute great gig for me. They suggested to producers of AFV to take a look at me, and they also mentioned it to Tom, who said, ‘Oh my God, that is just a beautiful idea. I’m on board,’” Alfonso shared to THR.
He added, “It just felt like a great marriage. When I was there to do my test, Tom was there and he was very, very supportive. He let the people there know that he thinks I would be the right one for it. And it’s a show that I’ve been a fan of since near the beginning of it. I would watch it with my kids and I’ve always enjoyed it. So somehow I came up the lucky winner.”