It may be hard to imagine anyone other than the late Patrick Swayze in the role of swoon-worthy dance instructor Johnny in "Dirty Dancing," but now the TV version of the classic film has chosen its leading man.

The hunky Colt Prattes is the new Johnny.

The actor is relatively unknown (not for long we imagine), with a couple of Broadway productions and an episode of medical drama "Mercy" to his name.

He has starred in "West Side Story", "How To Succeed In Business", "A Chorus Line" and "High School Musical".

You might recognise him from Pink's music video for 'Try' – where he played her boyfriend and showed off some impressive dance moves as he flung the singer around their house.