Forget about the Charleston, we might be seeing the Carlton dance on Strictly Come Dancing 2018: Fresh Prince of Bel Air star Alfonso Ribeiro is set to appear on the show as a guest judge.
Ribeiro, who played Carlton Banks alongside Will Smith in the 90s comedy, will be joining Strictly judges Shirley Ballas, Darcey Bussell and Craig Revel-Horwood on the panel on Saturday 20th October 2018.
The American actor will be filling in for Bruno Tonioli, who is taking a one-week break from Strictly to film US equivalent Dancing with the Stars.
Tonioli is also a judge on the American version of Strictly. In 2017 he missed a weekend of filming on the UK series for the first time in 15 years. On that occasion, the BBC decided not to replace him with a guest judge.
Ribeiro himself won Dancing with the Stars in 2014 and returned to the show numerous times as a guest judge, so is no stranger to dance floors or judging panels.
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The Fresh Prince star will be in BBC Elstree studios – just around the corner from where Strictly is filmed – anyway on Thursday 18th October to host a pilot version of the BBC’s new Family Fortunes-style game show Money Tree.
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