Andi Peters

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Andi Peters
Born Andi Eleazu Peters
(1970-07-29) 29 July 1970 (age 43)
Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
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, currently employed by ITV.

Education[edit]

Peters was born in Chelsea, London, and educated at Emanuel School, a co-educational independent school in Battersea, south-west London.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Peters initially obtained national television exposure as a presenter within Children's BBC playing alongside Edd the Duck, and subsequently acquired technical experience.

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's 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 ITV in June 2006 to co-host the new Sunday morning cookery show, Sunday Feast. In September–October 2006, he co-presented Channel 5's The All Star Talent Show with Myleene Klass.

On 16 December 2006, Peters made an appearance on ITV'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 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.[1] He came runner up in the third series of Celebrity MasterChef which aired in July 2008.

Since 2013, Peters has been narrating the ITV2 reality series The Big Reunion, which sees the return of pop groups.[2]

He appeared in the daytime show Show Me the Telly a number of times towards the end of 2013 on ITV. Since 28 April 2014, Peters has hosted a live, competition segment called the 'Wheel Of Cash' on the breakfast news programme Good Morning Britain, and also the ITV daytime game show, Ejector Seat which airs each weekday at 4pm.[3]

He occasionally presents "The Hub" on This Morning.

Radio[edit]

Peters was a regular on the BBC Radio 1 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'.

From August 2013 Andi joined Smooth Radio to present a new Sunday show on the station.

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