Alfonso Ribeiro: ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Reunion ‘Will Never Happen’ So ‘Let It Go’

Bye, bye, Banks family. Alfonso Ribeiro says that a Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot is off the table.

‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ cast
‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ cast Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

“A Fresh Prince reunion will never happen, I would love it if the world would just let it go,” Ribeiro, 46, told Us Weekly and other reporters during the taping of Dancing With the Stars on Monday, November 6.

Costars Reunited

“It’s wonderful that everybody loves what we did, 25 years ago. I believe in current and future. People who live in the past, you’re not moving forward,” he continued. “We have a saying, ‘If you’re standing still, you’re getting passed.’ I don’t look back, I don’t look to see what’s happening behind me, I continue to move forward and try to create new, and create better.”

Alfonso Ribeiro, Witney Carson and Frankie Muniz on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 25 at CBS Televison City on November 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
Alfonso Ribeiro, Witney Carson and Frankie Muniz on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 25 at CBS Televison City on November 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. David Livingston/Getty Images

In fact, Ribeiro — who came back to dance with former pro partner Witney Carson and Frankie Muniz on trio night — thinks that they would “ruin it” if the show got a reboot.

’90s TV Stars

“We don’t have James Avery, James Avery is gone. There is no reason to do it,” he added of his late costar, who died at age 68 in 2014. “I don’t say anything about the shows that do it. If that’s what you think you all need to do then go ahead and do it. I don’t think Fresh Prince needs to be redone. It’s history.”

The America’s Funniest Home Videos host last portrayed his character, Carlton Banks, when he performed “The Carlton” dance with Carson in season 19 of DWTS.

’90s Nostalgia

“That might be the last time we get a look at Carlton,” he said Monday night.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air ran for six seasons from 1990 to 1996 and also starred Will Smith, Tatyana Ali and Karyn ParsonsThe cast recently reunited in March.

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