December 18, 2005 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon
Due to an untimely basketball injury, teen rap sensation Romeo has dropped out of training for the upcoming second season of "Dancing with the Stars," which premieres THURSDAY, JANUARY 5 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Romeo’s father, himself a rap artist and music industry mogul, P. Miller (Master P), has agreed to take his son’s place in the celebrity dance competition. Master P has sold over 75 million records.
Also an accomplished athlete, P. Miller played last summer for the Sacramento Kings. He played on the semi-professional team The Las Vegas Rattlers in their ABA debut season — where he scored an average of 20 points per game — as well as for the ABA All-Star team. He will be partnered with Ashly Delgrosso.
"Dancing with the Stars" is the U.S. version of the international smash hit series, "Strictly Come Dancing." This version is produced in America by BBC Worldwide. Richard Hopkins (UK) and Conrad Green (USA) are executive producers. Izzie Pick is supervising producer. Alex Rudzinski directs.