"DANCING With The STARS” is embroiled in a new cheating scandal after contestant Alfonso Ribeiro was branded a ringer!
Viewers have complained the former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star, 42, has an unfair advantage: He was an acclaimed Broadway dancer as a child!
TV critic Bill Mann told The National ENQUIRER: “I believe the fix is in!
"Alfonso Ribeiro shouldn’t be allowed to com pete.
"It’s unfair to the rest of the contestants. He has too much experience and training.”
Alfonso gained recognition in 1983, when he played a lead role in the Broadway musical “The Tap Dance Kid.”
Alfonso also appeared in one of Michael Jackson’s Pepsi TV ads as a dancer in 1984.
When contacted by The ENQUIRER to explain the rules of eligibility for “DWTS” contestants, specifically in re- gard to Alfonso, an ABC network spokesperson would say only: “Contestants are given a rulebook but those contents are NOT published.”