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Nick Carter to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'

The singer will vie against conservationist Bindi Irwin and Triple Crown jockey Victor Espinoza for the Mirrorball Trophy.

By Annie Martin
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Nick Carter to compete on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Nick Carter (L) with A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson (L-R) of the Backstreet Boys at the Macy's Passport Presents: Glamorama show on September 12, 2013. The singer will compete on 'Dancing with the Stars' season 21. File photo by Alex Gallardo/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter will compete on Dancing with the Stars season 21.

The 35-year-old star confirmed the news by sharing a compilation video of several past routines Wednesday on Twitter, writing, "You ain't seen nothing yet." Carter joins previously announced celebrity contestants Bindi Irwin and Victor Espinoza.

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"I never considered myself a great dancer," he told Us Weekly. "Even though funny enough I've danced my entire life, I might have had a little insecurity on that end. But I felt this time around I had some time and I think it'll be a cool experience. I think they can teach me some stuff."

Carter's younger brother, Aaron Carter, was partnered with professional dancer Karina Smirnoff on season 9, and inspired him to join the show. The singer's former 'N Sync rival, Joey Fatone, also lent encouragement, telling Carter he had a great experience in seasons 4 and 15.

Smirnoff, Derek Hough, and Val Chmerkovskiy are among the professional dancers who will return for season 21. The remaining celebrity contestants will be announced in the coming days ahead of the show's premiere Sept. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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