“Dancing with the Stars” host Alfonso Ribeiro hates reality shows

He went from dancing to dissing.

Actor Alfonso Ribeiro, who joined Tyra Banks to host ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Disney+ this season, took off his gloves during an interview with The Post this week, ripped ‘The Bachelor’ over the lack of lasting love and sunk ‘Jersey Shore” measure forever.

“My wife is watching it and I happen to be in the room,” he said of “The Bachelor” ahead of the season 31 premiere of “DWTS” on Monday. “But I’m not looking at it. Because I don’t watch people pretend to be in love, and they never are.”

The 51-year-old Fresh Prince of Bel-Air graduate and host of America’s Funniest Home Videos went on to explain his reasons for boycotting the franchise.

“There’s one couple that’s ever stayed married, it was the first and there hasn’t been any success since,” he said, referring to first “Bachelorette” Trista Sutter, who is still married to firefighter Ryan Sutter, to whom she gave her last rose in 2003.

Ribeiro recognized the apparent conflict of interest in vilifying the franchise – which is still in the network family after it first aired from ABC to Disney+ this year.

ABC's "The bachelor".
Dancing with the Stars host Alfonso Ribeiro mocked The Bachelor for showing contestants pretending to be “falling in love.”
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In this image released December 31, Alfonso Ribeiro arrives at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021, which will air December 31, 2020.
Alfonso Ribeiro has no problem talking about The Bachelor.
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“I have people from Disney ABC willing to kill me,” he joked. “I want to see a show where they actually stay together. Like ‘Let’s go on this three month journey that ends in disaster. It’s going to be so much fun.’”

The Bronx native also announced that he doesn’t watch Jersey Shore, the MTV franchise that helped launch the career of Staten Island native “DWTS” contestant Vinny Guadagnino.

“Why watch when you can go? I’m from New York… how many of these guys did I know, I know 35 of them,” Ribeiro joked.

Jersey Shore cast.
Alfonso Ribeiro admitted he never watches MTV’s Jersey Shore.
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In this image released December 31, Alfonso Ribeiro arrives at Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021, which will air December 31, 2020.
Bronx native Alfonso Ribeiro admitted he misses the Big Apple.
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Alfonso Ribeiro is the current host of "America's Funniest Home Videos.
Alfonso Ribeiro is the current host of America’s Funniest Home Videos.
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Ribeiro, who grew up in Riverdale but now lives in Los Angeles, said he misses the Big Apple and felt nostalgic about his recent trip home.

“It’s kind of nice to see New York transform back to New York where there’s a kind of vibe and energy in the streets,” he said of Gotham in the wake of the pandemic.

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