Los Angeles - A champion boxer, pro wrestler, actress Kirstie Alley and The Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio were among the celebrites named on Monday to compete in the new season of television contest Dancing With the Stars.
Twelve celebrities will face off in the ballroom dance competition that in recent years has been the second-most watched TV show in the United States behind American Idol.
Alley, who starred in the TV sitcom Cheers and has publicly battled her weight in a TV show called Fat Actress, will compete against other women including supermodel Petra Nemcova, talk show host Wendy Williams, actress Chelsea Kane and Kendra Wilkinson, the ex-girlfriend of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.
Among the men dancing on the show that airs on ABC starting on March 21 will be former championship boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, one-time professional wrestler Chris Jericho and Ralph Macchio, who gained fame as a child actor in the original The Karate Kid movie.
They are joined by football player Hines Ward, singer Romeo and Los Angeles radio personality "Psycho" Mike Catherwood.
The stars will be paired with professional dancers in a series of weekly contests into the month of May, after which the winner is given a mirror ball trophy.
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