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Daniel Bedingfield announces comeback tour 23-years after releasing debut single Gotta Get Thru This

Singer Daniel Beddingfield is back (Getty)
Singer Daniel Beddingfield is back (Getty)

Daniel Bedingfield has announced a surprise series of live shows to celebrate his debut single and album's passing the 20-year milestone.

The Kiwi singer-songwriter, 44, burst onto the music scene in the early noughties with his number one debut hit single Gotta Get Thru This.

Capitalising on the rise of UK garage, a string of hits followed, including two number one singles, and a best-selling debut album named after his first hit.

A second album, titled Second First Impression, followed in 2004.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Bedingfield, who is the brother of singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield, announced the news that his fans have been patiently waiting for all this time.

"I’m so excited to announce a run of UK shows this April to celebrate over 20 years of ‘Gotta Get Thru This," he wrote in the accompanying caption.

"Register now for pre-sale access via the link in my bio! Tickets go on general sale 10am this Friday via Gigs and Tours and Ticketmaster."

Bedingfield is set to perform tracks from the album, James Dean (I Wanna Know) and If You're Not The One, at venues in London, Birmingham and Manchester throughout April.

A surprise guest will also be taking to the stage for the dates, though their identity has yet to be revealed.

The new run of dates will mark Bedingfield's first since 2005, which came just under a year after he almost lost his life in a car accident in his native New Zealand.

Bedingfield, who had been behind the wheel of a 4x4 vehicle, was left with serious head and neck injuries during the collision whilst visiting his parents over the Christmas holidays.

While recovering, he began co-writing for other artists, including American Idol finalist David Archuleta, X Factor winner Ben Haenow and Pixie Lott.

Lott was among the first to comment on his social media post announcing the tour, replying positively with a heart-eyes emoji.

In 2016, he returned to the UK stage when he was cast as The Artilleryman in a West End production of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds.

Despite receiving positive reviews, he quit after just a few weeks.