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Peter Andre watches Fred Astaire videos for Strictly Come Dancing inspiration

Strictly Come Dancing contestant Peter Andre has revealed the secret to how he is honing his dance moves ahead of the competition.

Talking to Hello! Magazine, he said he has been watching old YouTube videos of dancing legends like Fred Astaire.

"For the past 10 days I've been looking at clips of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, the Nicolas Brothers and Sammy Davies Junior to see what they did to make the audience like their performance," he said.

Andre, who rose to fame as a singer with his hit Mysterious Girl, is hoping he will not have to dance to the song on the show.

"I really hope they would never play that," he said, "Although I will try to do a mysterious twirl with a mysterious girl."

Dancing aside, he is also looking to make more music and is currently working on an album of Frank Sinatra covers.

Another star from the Strictly line-up, Call The Midwife's Helen George, revealed that her close friend, TV star Miranda Hart, "is more excited than I am".

BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood has said her dancing abilities are not up to scratch and she hopes she will "see some improvement from nothing".

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