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'Dancing With the Stars 12' Line-Up Has No 'Real Front-Runner'

March 1, 2011 (3:57 am) GMT
Kirstie Alley, who is looking forward to lose more pounds, will compete against reality star Kendra Wilkinson and a retired boxing champion Sugar Ray Leonard among others.

The 11 stars who would test their skill in hip shaking and hair whipping on "" have been unveiled. and 's name popped up among the rest of the line-up which included model, WWE wrestler, singer and talk show host.

"This is definitely my way of turning and finding my inner woman, being a lady. My life is so played out in the tabs and on TV, this is my way of showing a whole other side of me," Wilkinson says. "This is my way of not going to the club and booty-shaking and drinking alcohol. It's my way of showing class and elegance and that I'm having a good time on top of that."

Rumor has it Alley, who has been battling weight problem for years, will be paired with who has not gone far in the competition since landing the runner-up position with in season 5. But the official pairing will be revealed on Wednesday and the dancers will only have three weeks to prepare before the March 21 premiere.

Other names vying for the disco ball trophy are supermodel , singer Romeo, Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward, boxing champ Sugar Ray Leonard, WWE wrestler , talk show host , actors and Chelsea Kane, and radio host "Psycho" Mike Catherwood.

Talking about this season's line-up, Senior Producer Deena Katz said, "I think it's going to be a great season like last season, a really tough competition and you don't have any idea from the beginning who's going to go home. On this one, everybody stands on their own merit. There is no real front-runner."

The spring lineup:

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