The biggest romance to come out of this year’s Strictly? Daniel O’Donnell and Peter Andre, apparently!

What an unlikely friendship!

Besties! Peter, Ivan and Daniel
The three best friends that anyone could have… Peter, Ivan and Daniel

We all love a good bromance – but here’s one we didn’t see coming! Apparently, Daniel O’Donnell and Peter Andre have really hit it off while behind the scenes at Strictly Come Dancing and have become BFFs. Yay!

The Donegal crooner has revealed that he has been bonding with the Australian reality star on the BBC show, as well as athlete Iwan Thomas.


Commenting on his new friendships, Daniel said: “There’s already a ‘bromance’ between Peter Iwan and myself.” The 53-year-old is proving that there is no animosity between the contestants by sharing how much they are all having together.

“We were all encouraging and applauding each other during the dance rehearsals,” he said. “It’s just amazing the fun we’re having, even though it’s very difficult to remember all the moves and co-ordinate them. Everything goes so fast in the training that it’s hard to keep up.

Daniel is loving being on Strictly
Daniel is loving being on Strictly

“When you master the smallest thing there’s a great sense of achievement, but you don’t have time to shout ‘yes’ because you’ll have missed the next bit.”

But there is one dance style in particular that the popular singer is finding difficult to master: “The Latin ones are going to be the most difficult for me because I’m not good with hip movement,” he said.

Daniel is trying hard to master his moves
Daniel is trying hard to master his moves

“When it was announced I was doing Strictly, I got a text from a friend of mine saying: ‘pretend you’re in the Irish Club’. I thought, ‘if only we could be back there because that was a great time in my life too’,” he told the Sunday World Magazine.

We still have a while to wait for Strictly to appear on our screens, as it doesn’t kick off until Friday, September 25. But in the meantime, you can check out Daniel’s first moves in this brilliant video with his partner Kristina Rihanoff.



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