29 July 1970 |
Chelsea, London, England
|Occupation||Television presenter, producer, journalist, voice-over artist, voice actor|
Andi Eleazu Peters (born 29 July 1970) is an English television presenter, producer, journalist, voice-over artist and voice actor.
Life and career
He is mostly associated with shows for young people. Initially he presented Freetime, on ITV, but reached a much wider audience with Edd the Duck and Wilson (an arm purporting to be part of a butler) in "The Broom Cupboard" slot on Children's BBC, which he presented from May 1989 to September 1993. He eventually left the Broom Cupboard and went on to present Live & Kicking, alongside Emma Forbes and John Barrowman, from 1993 to 1996. One of his most memorable moments on Live & Kicking was when Terry Nutkins brought a tarantula on air in his animal slot and then put it in Andi's hands so he could get over his arachnophobia. Everything went well for a few seconds until the tarantula moved and Andi dropped it on the studio floor, so Nutkins came in and picked it up. After leaving CBBC, he began some work on CITV, including The Noise and appearing as a guest on Scratchy & Co.
Peters' film credits include Toy Story 2 in which he supplied the voice of 'Male Baggage Handler 1', a role he was offered whilst interviewing director John Lasseter for Andi Meets Toy Story 2, a making of programme. Because of American work card laws, Peters had to record the line in the UK over a live broadcast to the Pixar studio. Peters became executive producer of Top of the Pops in 2003 and resigned from that role in 2005. He also created the teenage-aimed T4 programming strand on Channel 4 and currently presents daytime reality show City Hospital on BBC One.
In January 2006, Peters took part in ITV1's reality ice-skating show Dancing on Ice. Along with fellow ex-contestant Andrea McLean, he presented fan show Dancing on Ice Extra every weekday on ITV for the rest of the show's run.
Peters returned to ITV1 in June 2006 to co-host the new Sunday morning cookery show, Sunday Feast.
In July 2006, Peters came runner up in Celebrity It's a Knockout
On 16 December 2006, Peters made an appearance on ITV1's X Factor. As in the previous year, Peters was stationed as a reporter behind the scenes at the location of a CD factory, ready to launch production of the winner's single. Peters was a regular on BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles Show. Like many segments of The Chris Moyles Show, Andi had his own theme tune which was based on the song 'Rule Britannia'.
Peters has hosted the Dancing On Ice Tour since 2007.
Peters owns a modelling agency, which caters for fitness models. This came about after he became a cover star for UK fitness magazine Men's Health in September 2007. He came runner up in the third series of Celebrity MasterChef which aired in July 2008.
Peters name was also used for a 2012 song by rap group The Manor.
From August 2013 Andi joined Smooth Radio to present a new Sunday show on the station.
- Andi Peters' Official Website
- APM - Andi Peters' Models
- Sunday Feast at itv.com
- Andi Peters at the Internet Movie Database