Chou among WRAL-TV talent 'Dancing Like the Stars'

Posted April 7, 2010 7:12 p.m. EDT
Updated April 24, 2010 6:32 a.m. EDT

— WRAL-TV weekend anchor Renee Chou and former WRAL anchor and current North Carolina Lottery drawing host Tina Seldin-Cash are among five prominent local personalities pairing with professional dancers for charity.

Chou and Seldin-Cash will be competing with Billy Dukes from 94.7 FM WQDR, Scott Fiztgerald from 680 AM WPTF and NBC-17’s Bill Reh.

The winner of the “Dancing Like the Stars” competition will be picked by people voting online at the National Inclusion Project Web site.

The local celebs will strut their stuff at 1 p.m. Sunday in the Jim Graham building at the State Fairgrounds during the Southern Women's Show.

The competition is based on the popular TV show "Dancing With the Stars.”

“I've always had an interest in ballroom dancing – my parents have ballroom danced for ten years now – but never had the guts to try it," Chou said.

Chou is learning the rumba.

Vote for your favorite "Dancing Like the Stars" couple

This year’s judges are Mike Morse from G105, Mark Roberts, host of WRAL’s Brain Game and Dick Hensley, who won last year with partner Ruth Sheehan from the The News and Observer.

All proceeds from the contest benefit the National Inclusion Project, formerly known as the Bubel/Aiken Foundation, which was co-founded in 2003 by American Idol alum and Raleigh native Clay Aiken. The nonprofit promotes the inclusion of children with disabilities in activities with children who are not disabled.