Peter Andre

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Peter Andre
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André in 2010
Born Peter James Andrea [1]
(1973-02-27) 27 February 1973 (age 42)
Harrow, London, England
Ethnicity Greek Cypriot (both parents)
Education Benowa State High School
Occupation
Years active 1990–present
Television Katie & Peter franchise
Peter Andre: The Next Chapter
Peter Andre: My Life
Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover
Spouse(s) Katie Price (m. 2005–09)
Partner(s) Emily MacDonagh (2012–present)
Children 3
Musical career
Origin Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Labels
Website Official website

Peter James Andrea[1] (born 27 February 1973), mostly known as Peter Andre, is a singer, songwriter, businessman, presenter and television personality best known for his successful chart-topping singles "Mysterious Girl" and "Flava", especially in his native United Kingdom.

Andre gained further publicity when he appeared as a contestant on the third British series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. During his time on the show, Andre developed an on-screen romantic relationship with glamour model, Katie Price. He made it towards the finals, reaching third place overall and losing out to eventual winner Kerry McFadden. However, Andre married Price two years after the show's finale and had two children with her but they divorced in 2009. In 2006, he released an album with Price called A Whole New World.

In 2009, Andre released the album Revelation with the single "Behind Closed Doors", which reached No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. This was followed up with his sixth studio album Accelerate in 2010.

Early life[edit]

Andre was born in London to Greek Cypriot parents from Cyprus,[2] and he moved with his family to Australia when he was six years old. The family settled on the Gold Coast in Queensland. In 1989, at age 16, Andre became a contestant on Hey Hey It's Saturday 'New Faces' on which he was offered a recording contract for £146,000. During his teenage years he attended Benowa State High School on the Gold Coast. He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but is now lapsed. [3] [4]

Television[edit]

Andre, along with his wife at the time Katie Price, launched the Katie & Peter franchise on ITV2 which documented the lives of the couple. This franchise included several fly-on-the-wall reality series which comprised When Jordan Met Peter, Jordan & Peter: Laid Bare and Jordan & Peter: Marriage and Mayhem (2004–05); Katie & Peter: The Next Chapter, Katie & Peter: The Baby Diaries and Katie & Peter: Unleashed (2007); Katie & Peter: Down Under and Katie & Peter: African Adventures (2008); and Katie & Peter: Stateside in 2009. The pair's separation in 2009 resulted in their individual shows being recorded:Peter Andre: The Next Chapter continued on ITV2 until 2011, this was then followed by Peter Andre: Here 2 Help (2011) and Peter Andre: My Life (2011–present)

In July 2010, Andre and Jason Manford were team captains on the ITV series Odd One In.

In 2013, Andre was a guest judge on ITV entertainment series Your Face Sounds Familiar.

In 2013, he guest presented five episodes ofSunday Scoop on ITV.

Since 11 November 2013, Andre has presented 60 Minute Makeover, which has been re-branded as Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover.

In 2014, Andre released his new song "Kid" for the movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman and the lead single from his album Big Night.[5]

On 8 October 2014, Andre co-hosted the ITVBe opener with Jamelia.[6]

In 2014, Andre became the new face to feature in supermarket Iceland's television commercials.

Personal life[edit]

Peter Andre and Katie Price during the 2009 London Marathon, two months before their split.

André married Katie Price on 10 September 2005. They have two children: son Junior Savva, born on 13 June 2005,[7] and daughter Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther, born on 29 June 2007.[8] While married to Price, Andre was stepfather to her son Harvey, a blind and autistic child from Price's earlier relationship with football player Dwight Yorke.[9]

In May 2009, it was announced that André and Price had separated after 3½ years of marriage.[10] They were officially divorced on 8 September 2009.[11]

Since 16 July 2012, Andre has been in a relationship with medical student Emily MacDonagh.[12] MacDonagh gave birth to Andre's third child, a girl named Amelia, on 7 January 2014.[13]

Discography[edit]

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