DWTS’ Alfonso Ribeiro throws shade at Bachelorette’s Gabby Windey after she ‘didn’t understand him’ in live show moment

DANCING With The Stars host Alfonso Ribeiro has thrown shade at Bachelorette Gabby Windey in a new interview.

The actor said on Live With Kelly and Ryan that she “didn’t understand him” during an awkward moment on TV.


Alfonso asked Gabby Windey if Val made it hard for her and her fiance’s first dance
She had no idea what the host meant, but Alfonso threw shade at her on Live With Kelly and Ryan


She had no idea what the host meant, but Alfonso threw shade at her on Live With Kelly and RyanCredit: Getty

On Thursday’s show, Alfonso talked about his role on America’s Funniest Home Videos and his newest hosting gig on DWTS.

He detailed his time on the show and how everyone asks him to do the Carlton Dance almost daily.

However, when the show came back from the break, they showed a clip of him talking to the Bachelorette contestant Gabby Windey after her performance.

“Congratulations on your engagement! Now is Val making it very difficult for Erich for your first dance?” Alfonso asked.

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She laughed, looked at her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy, and then asked the host: “What?”

Alfonso explained that he was trying to ask her if he was making it hard on their first dance for their wedding because “Val’s really good.”

Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest both said “Ohhh.”

“And so, that was the question that she didn’t understand,” the host said.

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Kelly boiled over in laughter as Ryan tried to go on with the segment, but stopped when Kelly folded over her chair.

“You have the first dance. You know when you get married,” joked Alfonso.

“That show that you were on, The Bachelorette, the whole goal is to get married. You know? No? Ok. Alright. Let’s go to the scores.”

The hosts continued to laugh at the actor’s antics and then moved on from the awkward moment.


Apparently, it wasn’t only Gabby who didn’t find his comments funny.

As a new host, there is a lot of pressure to be perfect and connect with the contestants.

Monday’s episode not only had Gabby’s blunder, but it also had Shangela calling out Alfonso.

After receiving praise from the judges, she and her partner, Gleb Savchenko, went up into the skybox to receive their scores, but not before Alfonso talked to them.

“Ok. That was awesome. Amazing. Now, Elvis was a groundbreaking performer,” he said.

“But you guys are also groundbreaking with the first all-male couple on the show. How does that make you feel?”

Shangela tried to steal the microphone from Alfonso and said: “Well, first of all, it’s male and drag diva, but yes, indeed.”

She laughed and said: “Tonight, tonight,” as Alfonso said: “You’re right. You’re right.”

“Honestly,” the drag diva said. “To get to be anyone who gets to walk through a door, there’s a responsibility not only to walk through there fiercely but also push it open for the others coming behind.”

“And that is what we are hoping to do tonight.”

“I love it. I love it,” Alfonso responded as everyone clapped.

The host went on to ask them more questions before they received their score, which was 28 out of 40.


Shangela said in her package on premiere night that when she is dressed in drag she goes by the name Shangela and uses she/her pronouns.

When she is not in drag, she goes by the name Darius Jeremy Pierce and uses he/him pronouns.

However, when she is performing on the show, she is in drag, so being the first all-male couple is not technically correct.

After the show, a fan posted a recording of the video to their Instagram story.

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“He wasn’t ready for @itsshangela. She wasn’t going to allow ignorance tonight. Being called a man,” they captioned the post.

She reposted the story to her story and captioned it: “I was feeling like the doll, so you know…” along with a laughing emoji.

Before becoming a host, Alfonso won the mirrorball trophy with Witney Carson nine years ago


Before becoming a host, Alfonso won the mirrorball trophy with Witney Carson nine years agoCredit: Getty
The host is balancing hosting DWTS and America's Funniest Home Videos


The host is balancing hosting DWTS and America’s Funniest Home VideosCredit: Getty
The Bachelorette star Gabby Windey is partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy


The Bachelorette star Gabby Windey is partnered with Val ChmerkovskiyCredit: ABC/Andrew Eccles

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