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Alfonso Ribeiro To Host New Cooking Channel Series

Actor/performer Alfonso Ribeiro will host a new Cooking Channel show Unwrapped 2.0, the network said Thursday.

Ribeiro, best known for his role in the 1990s sitcom Fresh Prince Of Bel Air and more recently for winning ABC's Dancing with The Stars competition series last month, will provide viewers with behind-the-scenes details on the preparation of classic American treats, said network officials. Unwrapped 2.0 is a reboot of Food Network’s long-running series Unwrapped, hosted by Marc Summers.

"Viewers will love Alfonso's charismatic charm and engaging personality," said Michael Smith, general manager and senior vice president of Cooking Channel in a statement. "As a talented actor, dancer and television host, Alfonso's multi-faceted background and inquisitive nature make him the perfect fit to take the reins of Unwrapped 2.0."