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Karate Kid tops US ballroom show

Dancing With The Stars - the US version of Strictly Come Dancing - has twirled off into its 12th season, with a cast of 11 celebrities taking to the floor for the first time.

Actor Ralph Macchio, famous for the original Karate Kid movies, was the night's top scorer with 24 points out of 30.

Cheers actress Kirstie Alley came in second place with 23 points.

US radio host Mike Catherwood finished last with 13 points, with talk-show host Wendy Williams going just one point better.

The other contestants in the latest line-up are actress Chelsea Kane, singer Romeo, reality star Kendra Wilkinson, model Petra Nemcova and athletes Sugar Ray Leonard, Hines Ward and Chris Jericho.

All will dance again on March 28. One contestant will be eliminated from the show on March 29.

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