Rap mogul Master P has stepped in to replace his son Lil' Romeo in a new celebrity reality dance contest after an injury forced the young rapper to pull out.

Lil' Romeo was scheduled to join fellow stars including George Hamilton, Tatum O'neal and Tia Carrere on US show Dancing With The Stars but an injury he picked up playing basketball prompted him to ask his father to take his place.

The second season of the hit show debuts tomorrow night (05JAN06) in America.