Peter Andre has said the nerves are starting to set in ahead of his appearance on Strictly Come Dancing. The 42-year-old confirmed his place on the hit BBC show last week, and has said he feels excitement - and anticipation - ahead of its September start.
"I'm excited and nervous all in one!" Peter told new! magazine. "I'm honoured to have been asked to do the show in previous years, but now just feels like the right time. But I'm so nervous."
Peter Andre has said the nerves are kicking in ahead of the start of Strictly
He added: "Going in it to win it is too much of a challenge for me because everyone wants to win. As long as I don't get voted off first, I'll be happy."
It's not just the technical dance routines on Pete's mind - so too are the Strictly costumes. "I've always been wary in the past of wearing head-to-toe Lycra and sequins," the father-of-three admitted. "But I've got to embrace it because it's part of the fun.
"As for the fake tan, if everyone else is doing it, then why not?"
Pete also said he's looking forward to finding out who his professional partner is going to be. "We start training next week," he revealed. "But I still have no idea who I'll be partnered with. I think all the pro dancers are amazing.
"Hopefully they'll match me with someone with a similar personality and someone who will work me hard because I really want to learn."
Peter Andre revealed he asked wife Emily's permission before signing up for Strictly
The Mysterious Girl singer was the seventh celebrity to be confirmed for the 2015 series of Strictly, joining the likes of Georgia May Foote, Ainsley Harriott, Kellie Bright and Jeremy Vine.
Shortly after he confirmed his place on the show, Pete revealed he had asked wife Emily MacDonagh's permission beforehand.
"Of course I asked her permission. Guys, I wear the trousers, but she picks them for me. She picks the colours, the size, the belt," he joked. "I mean, you have to ask permission."