Peter Andre will premiere his new single, Defender, during this weekend’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Peter’s performance is the latest in a string of big name acts to appear on the BBC1 dancing contest, following on from Robbie Williams and Gary Barlow who opened the series earlier this year.

Speaking about why he wanted to appear on the programme, Peter told Digital Spy: “I am so honoured to be performing on Strictly Come Dancing, I love the show so much.

“It seems an ideal show for the first performance of my new single Defender, especially as the video is based around a very complex and testing dance routine. It’ll be great to premiere it in front of some professional dancers!”

This year’s series of Strictly continues on Saturday night’s at 6pm followed by the results show on Sunday night’s at 7pm.