It looks like the Strictly rehearsals are even more intense this year as Peter Andre reveals he has lost half a stone already!

Peter Andre is already at the top of the Strictly Come Dancing leaderboard thanks to getting 30 points on week two of the show, for his lively quickstep with partner, Janette Manrara.

He continues to be the hot favourite to win the infamous Glitterball Trophy this year – and it seems that the stressful Strictly rehearsals are more intense than ever, as Pete admits he’s lost a shocking amount of weight since the show began.

Pete, 42, said: ‘On my wedding day I was 11 stone 7lb, and now I’m 11 stone but it doesn’t show.’

‘If I don’t eat loads in the day I eat a lot at night. I used to eat and eat and eat but I don’t anymore.’

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It is no secret that Strictly contestants are always pushed to their physical limits, and this year is no different. But the dad-of-three seems to be enjoying his experiences on the show so far, including the skimpy outfits!

He continued to OK magazine: ‘It’s all fun. On the first night I broke the mould and wore pink and brown together!’

‘Plus I had to wear 1920s high-waisted trousers!’ Anything to show off that great physique eh Pete?

His wife and mother of his youngest daughter, Amelia, Emily MacDonaugh has insisted that her and Pete will not be tarnished with the ‘Strictly curse’ and is fully supportive of him on the show.

She said: ‘I think if you are someone who is going to have an affair it would be part of your personality and you would do it regardless.’

‘But Pete is not like that, he is very loyal and I trust him completely.’

Emily is even giving Pete a helping hand with his rehearsals – by encouraging him to eat more!

Emily said: ‘Pete’s one of these annoying people you have to remind to eat. So if he’s dancing and he forgets to eat he’s going to lose a lot of weight.

‘I’m cooking him lots of wholesome foods like beef stews which I’ll sneak lots of butter and cream into!’

We’re not surprised considering he’s already shifted some serious pounds so far!

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 Alice Murray

  • Samantha

    I doubt its Strictly, more the thought of the court case findings by the judge.

  • Ja Sam

    11st, that’s really something. I’ve lost 30 lbs with the Loaded Gun Diet, eating everything I like.