Alfonso Ribeiro will front new BBC game show 'Money Tree'.

Alfonso Ribeiro

Alfonso Ribeiro

The 47-year-old star is set to film a pilot of the show next week, and the programme has been compared to 'Family Fortunes'.

A show insider told The Sun's Bizarre TV column: "Alfonso is a TV icon and was a real hit in the UK when he appeared on 'I'm A Celeb' back in 2013.

"He's got that real sense of comedic charm and effortless banter that is needed in a game show presenter, so BBC bosses thought he would be the perfect signing.

"He's filming a pilot next week but they are really hoping that it will hit the ground running and be turned into a full series.

"It's sure to be a right laugh with Alfonso on board.

"And, of course, they're hoping that his famous Carlton dance and bright sweaters will make an appearance at some point."

The new programme will see families go head-to-head in seven rounds of general knowledge trivia and the first episode is being filmed next Thursday (18.10.18).

Last month, the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' star - who portrayed Will Smith's nerdy cousin Carlton Banks on the long-running series and was known for his iconic dance in the series - reunited with his co-stars more than 20 years after the show went off the air.

He was joined by former castmates, Will, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Daphne Maxwell Reid and Joseph Marcell.


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