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Peter Andre joins Strictly: 'Not so mysterious anymore!'

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He was previously rumoured to be joining the Strictly Come Dancing line-up but it has now been confirmed that Peter Andre will appear in the next series. The Mysterious Girl singer is the seventh celebrity contestant to be revealed so far.

A photo of Peter was uploaded on Strictly's official Instagram account, with the caption: "Not so mysterious anymore! Pop star & TV presenter @pj_andre becomes the 7th celebrity to join #strictly2015!"

Peter, 42, joins the likes of Carol Kirkwood, Georgia May Foote and Kellie Bright who have all been confirmed as contestants.

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Peter Andre is the seventh celebrity to join the Strictly Come Dancing line-up

"Strictly Come Dancing is an incredible show," said the newly married star in a statement. "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!!"

The hopeful also tweeted: "Finally I'm putting on the shoes ..... And the outfits .... Plse Wish me luck, I'm nervous :))))))) @bbcstrictly #strictly."

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"Everything has just clicked into place to do it this year," said Peter, who married Emily MacDonagh in July

Peter and his new wife Emily MacDonagh, 26, married in July in Exeter, after a three-year relationship. The pair got engaged in January of last year, around the same time that Emily gave birth to their daughter Amelia.

For some time now rumours have been swirling that Peter would take to the dance floor. And it wouldn't come as a surprise if he was paired with professional dancer Ola Jordan.

The Polish beauty, who first performed on Strictly in 2006, has openly said that she would like to coach the dad-of-three.

"I want a celebrity who can dance, someone to take me all the way to the final. Peter Andre, please!" she told The Sunday People back in June.

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