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DWTS: Alfonso Ribeiro will fill in for Tom Bergeron

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Tom Bergeron will miss Monday’s episode of Dancing With the Stars to be with his sick father. “He’s given me a lifetime of support. Time to return the favor,” Bergeron wrote while announcing the news on Twitter.

The reality competition host later thanked fans for their outpouring of support toward his family. “I’m on a plane reading all of your lovely tweets which I’ll share with my Dad. They are deeply appreciated. Thank you,” he wrote.

According to PEOPLE, Alfonso Ribeiro will act as co-host on Monday alongside Erin Andrews. Ribeiro, who was a guest judge on Dancing With the Stars last week, was crowned champion during season 19 of the hit ABC show.

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