Shangela calls out ‘Dancing With the Stars’ host Alfonso Ribeiro for calling her wrong name

Shangela calls out ‘Dancing With the Stars’ host Alfonso Ribeiro for calling her wrong name

You know I love you baby, but you are my Alfondo,” she said, playingfully reading the cohost.

JENNA JOHNSON, ADAM RIPPON

It may not have been as heated as her sugar daddy yelling match with Mimi Imfurst back on RuPaul’s Drag Race season 3, but Shangela notched another iconic reality TV confrontation in her belt during tonight’s dancing competition series when she playfully read co-host Alfonso Ribeiro for getting her name wrong last week.

After dancing a Charleston to the song “Dig a Little Deeper” from The Princess and the Frog — which was sung live by the drag superstar’s close friend and mentor Jenifer Lewis — Shangela joined the co-host in the sky box area for her post-dance interview. Ribeiro tried asking Shangela about her intro package’s “sicklefoot” but she had other thoughts.

” The real question was: Did you learn my first name?” She teased Ribeiro by referring to him calling his wife “Angela” last week. This left Ribeiro visibly tongue-tied.

DANCING WITH THE STARS – “Bond Night” – In celebration of the 60th anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen, the 14 remaining couples will perform dances to iconic songs from the James Bond franchise for week three of the mirrorball competition. “Bond Night” will stream live MONDAY, OCT. 3 (8: 00pm ET / 5: 00pm PT), on Disney . (ABC/Eric McCandless)ALFONSO RIBEIRO, SHANGELA, GLEB SAVCHENKO DANCING WITH THE STARS – “Bond Night” – In celebration of the 60th anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen, the 14 remaining couples will perform dances to iconic songs from the James Bond franchise for week three of the mirrorball competition. “Bond Night” will stream live MONDAY, OCT. 3 (8: 00pm ET / 5: 00pm PT), on Disney . (ABC/Eric McCandless) ALFONSO RIBEIRO, SHANGELA, GLEB SAVCHENKO DANCING WITH THE STARS – “Bond Night” – In celebration of the 60th anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen, the 14 remaining couples will perform dances to iconic songs from the James Bond franchise for week three of the mirrorball competition. “Bond Night” will stream live MONDAY, OCT. 3 (8: 00pm ET / 5: 00pm PT), on Disney . (ABC/Eric McCandless)CARRIE ANN INABA, LEN GOODMAN, DEREK HOUGH, BRUNO TONIOLI, TYRA BANKS, SHANGELA, GLEB SAVCHENKO DANCING WITH THE STARS – “Bond Night” – In celebration of the 60th anniversary of James Bond on the silver screen, the 14 remaining couples will perform dances to iconic songs from the James Bond franchise for week three of the mirrorball competition. “Bond Night” will stream live MONDAY, OCT. 3 (8: 00pm ET / 5: 00pm PT), on Disney . (ABC/Eric McCandless) CARRIE ANN INABA, LEN GOODMAN, DEREK HOUGH, BRUNO TONIOLI, TYRA BANKS, SHANGELA, GLEB SAVCHENKO

‘Dancing With the Stars’ co-host with Shangela and pro dancer Gleb Savchenko during Bond night

| Credit: Eric McCandless/ABC

“Well… Hello. Hello. Yes, that’s what I mean. Okay. You got me before I got to you,” he stumbled as Shangela’s pro dance partner Gleb Savchenko and Disney night guest Minnie Mouse looked on nervously laughing.

“I’m sorry. Angela is here for you baby,” Shangela reassured the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star.

After pondering, Ribeiro admitted to his past mistakes and said, “Listen, I wanted you to know that the last couple weeks, I actually said your name a couple times wrong.” I did say “Angela”, which is my wife’s maiden name, so it was a term for endearment. You know what I mean?

” You know I love you baby,” she said, taking it all in her stride. She laughed and said, “And you’re my Alfondo.”

Shangela posted a clip of the show last week on Instagram, showing her silently cringing when Ribeiro misunderstood her first two letters. She called her “Angela” instead.

Any tension over the name-shame did not last long as Shangela & Savchenko’s scores came in. The joyful pair received 8s across the board from the judges, giving them their highest score in the competition yet: 32 out of 40.

” As long as they give me beautiful scores, they can call me anything- – No, they can’t,” Shangela said to EW during a post-show press conference. “I have such fun and a great time with Alfonso, his wife’s name is Angela. Trust me, I get it. I’ve been called worse things than Angela in my life. It’s great to be able have these fun exchanges here with people. “

In addition to having Lewis in her corner this week, Shangela had a table full of special guests rooting her on in the audience: make-up artist and YouTuber Patrick Starr, Canada’s Drag Race season 1 winner Priyanka, and most notably fellow RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Courtney Act, who was the first drag queen to compete on any Dancing With the Stars franchise, landing as a runner-up on the Australian version.

Shangela previously told EW that she had reached out to the season 6 queen for advice before the first episode of DWTS this season.

Shangela shared that she had great conversations with Shangela and gave her good advice about the show. She said, “During the camera-blocking rehearsal the day before, put your hair up, and do it with your own hair. It will feel different if your partner does it with your ‘boys’ hair and then drag it around in drag. ” Shangela expressed gratitude for her Australian sister.

Ironically, moments before the confrontation with Ribeiro over his flub this week, judge Derek Hough also seemed to call Shangela what sounded more like “Angela” during his critique, so we may have another schooling coming next Monday when Dancing With the Stars returns live on Disney at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Additional reporting by Calie Schepp.

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