Peter Andre lands cameo role in David Brent film

Peter Andre lands cameo role in David Brent film

Peter Andre will appear in Ricky Gervais' new film 'Life On The Road'.

The 42-year-old pop star - who was recently voted out of 'Strictly Come Dancing' - will be playing himself alongside Gervais who returns as office manager-turned-wannabe pop star David Brent in a spin-off of his popular TV comedy 'The Office'.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Peter loved 'Strictly' but it has been a lot of pressure and it has taken it's toll.

"He is relieved that it has come to an end. Having a part in Ricky Gervais new film has come at the perfect time.

"It's his first part in a film. And while he will be playing himself and it's only a small cameo part, it's given him a chance to have a go at acting."

The 'Mysterious Girl' hitmaker confirmed his part in the film sharing a selfie with Gervais and said he'd had a "great first day" on the set following his departure from 'Strictly...' on Sunday (29.11.15).

Alongside the photo, he wrote: "On set with @rickygervais #brentsback Great first day back post strictly. P.s thanks to everybody for their awesome support(sic)."

The BBC film sees David Brent blow his pension to fund a tour as a rock star.

Gervais has also enlisted the help of Coldplay's Chris Martin who has provided music for the soundtrack.

He previously posted a photo of him and Chris on Twitter alongside the caption: "Still buzzing from our first studio session this week recording the David Brent soundtrack album. Too much fun (sic)."