Peter Andre is taking his new relationship slow because he has "commitment issues".

The 'Behind Closed Doors' singer - who has two children, Princess Tiaamii, four, and six-year-old Junior with ex-wife Katie Price - has started dating backing dancer Kristina Macmillan but admits he has been reluctant to go public with his romance because of his kids.

He said: "It was revealed last week that the mystery girl I've been seeing is one of my backing dancers, Kristina Macmillan. I can confirm that this is true. Kristina and I have been friends for over a year and we've always got on really well. She was with someone else Until June and nothing happened between us until after that, but we've always been close and always really liked each other. She's awesome but we're not an official item as she's just come out of a relationship and, as we all know, I have commitment issues!"

However, Peter is enjoying the new relationship and says even his children are fans of Kristina although he is reluctant to allow the kids to get too close to her until he can be confident the romance is serious.

In his column for new! magazine, he explained: "We hang out a lot and get on great - she's so cool and funny. So who knows what could happen in the future. She's from Manchester and, I must admit, I'm a sucker for a northern accent! Junior loves her, too, although he's only ever met her as part of a group of friends. It's still true to say I've only ever been affectionate with one woman in front of the kids - and that was their mother."