The ‘Mysterious Girl’ singer was given the boot the week before the quarter-finals, but insists he was happy to leave the series when he did, claiming it felt like a “weight” had been lifted.
He tells the new issue of OK! magazine: “I was starting to get a little stressed and it was taking its toll.”
However, the pressure of the show clearly wasn’t the only thing playing on Peter’s mind, as he adds: “ I would have been doing the Salsa the following week and I felt confident I would have done very well in that dance, I probably would have had to take my shirt off - I’m kind of glad that didn’t happen!”
Peter also says that doing the show had caused him to lose 3kg, remarking: “I began to look gaunt, so I don’t mind if the weight goes back on over Christmas.”
Just four celebrity remain in this year’s ‘Strictly’, with Kellie Bright, Katie Derham, Georgia May Foote and Jay McGuiness all due to battle it out, to succeed Caroline Flack as ‘Strictly’ champion, Saturday night’s live final.
Read Peter’s full interview in the new issue of OK! magazine, on sale now.