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Dancing With The Stars kicks off

Dancing With The Stars has kicked off for its 11th season.

Veteran actress Florence Henderson lifted her shirt to reveal a white bra - and matching abs - to viewers during a taped segment on the season debut, while Dirty Dancing star Jennifer Grey gained the highest scores from judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman.

The trio didn't hand out any perfect 10s during the show, but they did give three 8s to Jennifer, making her the night's top scorer with 24 points out of 30. The actress and her professional partner - Cheryl Cole's rumoured boyfriend Derek Hough - performed a Viennese waltz to a song featured in Dirty Dancing that moved Carrie to tears.

The pair was pleased with their performance, but Derek said scores weren't on their minds.

"Tonight we don't think about scores, first or front-runner," he said. "Tonight was just special. We got to dance to a song that is so iconic."

Singer Brandy and Disney Channel star Kyle Massey finished in second place Monday, tied with 23 points each.

There was another tie at the bottom of the judges' leaderboard - comedian Margaret Cho, reality star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and David Hasselhoff all landed in last place with 15 points each.

Hasselhoff and his partner, Kym Johnson, performed a cha-cha, which judges roundly criticised. Bruno described the routine "a pot-pourri of insanity disguised as dance," while Len told the 57-year-old star: "It's never too early to panic."

Hasselhoff said after the show that he's more focused on fun than technique. "We're attitude dancing," he said. "I'm the attitude, she's the dancing."

Dancing With The Stars begins on Watch on Thursday at 9pm.

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