Andi Peters

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Andi Peters
Andi Peters 2010.jpg
Peters in November 2010
Born (1970-07-29) 29 July 1970 (age 49)
Chelsea, London, England
OccupationTelevision presenter, producer, journalist, voice-over artist, voice actor
Years active1988–present

Andrew Peters (born 29 July 1970),[1] known professionally as Andi Peters, is a British television presenter, producer, journalist and voice actor, currently employed by ITV and best known for roles on breakfast TV shows Live & Kicking, GMTV, Good Morning Britain and Lorraine, and for hosting Dancing on Ice: Extra and The Big Reunion. He competed in the first series of the ITV skating competition Dancing on Ice. He is of British Jamaican descent.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Andi Peters presenting Dancing on Ice in 2011 (pictured with Chloe Madeley and Michael Zenezini)

During his early television career, Andi Peters worked for ITV as an in-vision continuity announcer for Thames Television.[2]

In 1989 has was taken on by the BBC as a presenter on Children's BBC for The Broom Cupboard, appearing alongside Phillip Schofield and Andy Crane. Peters was accompanied by a hand puppet with a green mohican called Edd the Duck. Peters hosted The Broom Cupboard for just over four years, leaving in 1993.[3] He went on to present the BBC Children's television programme Live & Kicking with Emma Forbes and John Barrowman.[2]

Subsequently, Peters went on to work at LWT and then for Channel 4 Television as commissioning editor for youth and children's programmes. Among his TV producer credits are The Noise (ITV), The O-Zone (BBC), Top of the Pops (BBC) and Shipwrecked (Channel 4).[2][4]

Since 2013, Peters has been narrating the ITV2 reality series The Big Reunion, which shows the reunions of pop groups.[5]

He appeared in the ITV daytime show Show Me the Telly a number of times towards the end of 2013. Since 28 April 2014, Peters has hosted competitions on the breakfast news programme Good Morning Britain, and also the ITV daytime game show Ejector Seat, which aired for a very short period in 2014 as a temporary replacement for Tipping Point.[6]

He stars on Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway as a competition presenter.[7]

Film[edit]

Peters had a minor part in the 1999 animated film Toy Story 2, in which he provided the voice of Male Baggage Handler #1. Director John Lasseter offered the role to him while Peters was interviewing Lasseter for a Channel 4 "making-of" documentary. Because his US work visa did not cover voiceover work, Peters had to record his line in the UK over a live broadcast to the Pixar studio.[8][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andi Peters' Models Limited - London". Check Company.
  2. ^ a b c d Donnell, Alison (2002). Companion to Contemporary Black British Culture. Routledge. pp. 236–7. ISBN 978-1-134-70025-7. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  3. ^ WIlson, Benji (10 September 2015). "Andi Peters: 'Some of my best years were spent with Edd the Duck'". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  4. ^ "Andi Peters becomes executive editor". www.bbc.co.uk. BBC Press Office. Archived from the original on 4 March 2020. Retrieved 4 March 2020.
  5. ^ "ITV 2's The Big Reunion: What The Slam Dunk Da Funk Was That About?". Sabotage Times. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  6. ^ "Andi Peters to host Ejector Seat ITV gameshow". Digital Spy.
  7. ^ Harrison, Claire (22 February 2020). "Why Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway came to Nuneaton". coventrytelegraph. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Turns out everyone's fave 90s TV presenter Andi Peters starred in a Disney film". Metro. 17 July 2016. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 4 March 2020.

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