Peter Andre will get his sparkles on in the next series of Strictly

Peter Andre is the latest celebrity to be confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing.

Pete, 42, revealed that he’d actually been asked to take part in the show before, but work commitments meant he had to turn it down. Talking about his upcoming role in the show, he said:

Strictly Come Dancing is an incredible show. I’ve always loved watching it on TV and to be honest I’m flattered to have been asked to take part before, but due to certain work commitments was unable to. I now feel the time is right to give it a go – everything has just clicked into place to do it this year. Wish me luck please…argh!!

Pete has made no secret of the fact that he’d love to try out his fancy footwork on Strictly. Back in June, he told OK! magazine that ‘it’s one of the best shows on telly’ and revealed that he’d be ‘keen to give it a go when the time is right’. It seems that time is finally upon us!

He’s a bit apprehensive about the outfits, though – and Strictly costumes aren’t exactly known for being demure.

‘I’m not sure I’d be able to pull off the Lycra outfits and sequins!’ he said in his previous interview. Oh, come on, Pete – if you can pull of curtains in the Nineties, lycra will be easy work!

Fans are also taking to Twitter to express their delight at Pete, who recently married Emily MacDonagh, 25, getting his waltz on.

Jeremy Vine, Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright, Georgia May Foote, Katie Derham and Carol Kirkwood have all been confirmed for Strictly Come Dancing so far.

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