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Cody Simpson talks dating and dancing ahead of ‘DWTS’ cast reveal

Cody Simpson is in the middle of recording his latest album, but will he take a break to trip the light fantastic? On Feb. 27, E! News reported that the 17-year-old Australian pop singer is in serious talks to join the cast for the upcoming 18th season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Singer Cody Simpson attends the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 50 Years of Swim in NYC Celebration at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Beach House on February 18, 2014 in New York City.
Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated

The pop star, who appeared on an episode of Disney Channel’s “So Random!” back in 201, tweeted news of his “DWTS” offer to his fans in December. At the time, he revealed that the possible stint would coincide with his recording schedule in Los Angeles in March.

Earlier this week, the singer told Just Jared Jr. that he’s excited about the thought of competing on the celeb dancing competition, but stopped short of confirming his spot on the show: “We’re still talking about it, and I’m still trying to get opinions and figure out if I should do it,” Simpson said. “But it’s a cool opportunity, so we’ll see where it goes.”

As for his dancing prowess, he added, “I dance on stage all the time, so I don’t know how I’d do as far as ballroom and stuff, but hopefully I would get some practice in and it would be good for me.”

Simpson seems to be getting extra press lately—a definite “DWTS” indicator. In a Feb. 27 interview with Us Weekly, the singer talked about his music career and revealed he’s “not ashamed of writing romantic songs.”

"When I meet a girl, I'm like, 'I'm going to write music about you. If you're not up for that, please leave now,” he said.

Although he’s been linked with “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Yolanda Foster’s daughter, Gigi Hadid, since last summer, Simpson says he hasn’t had a whole lot of experience with dating: “I haven't experienced a lot with girls -- but they're all I ever think about,” he said. “I want a girl I can take to my hometown because I can be the perfect tour guide. I know so many amazing cafes on the beach. It's a surfer's paradise!"

The “Dancing With the Stars” cast will be revealed on March 4.

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