Belfast Telegraph

Ex-boxer to hoof it on dance show

A boxing great, a model who survived an Indian Ocean tsunami and a grown-up Karate Kid will be hoofing it on the 12th season of Dancing with the Stars.

Former welterweight champ Sugar Ray Leonard, model Petra Nemcova and Ralph Macchio of the hit 1984 karate movie will be among 11 celebrity contestants when the ABC show returns on March 21.

The cast was announced by Dancing hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke.

"Forget the rumours. The moment of truth has arrived," Bergeron exclaimed.

Also hitting the dance floor will be Kirstie Alley; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward; professional wrestler Chris Jericho; Loveline radio show co-host Mike Catherwood; former rap prodigy Romeo; Chelsea Kane of Disney Channel's Jonas; talk show host Wendy Williams and reality star Kendra Wilkinson.

The star-professional dancer pairings are yet to be announced.

Last season's champion was Dirty Dancing actress Jennifer Grey, who was paired with dancer Derek Hough.

The show also featured former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's daughter, Bristol, as a contestant and became something of a political lightning rod because of the family connection.


From Belfast Telegraph