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Peter Andre
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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
Years active 1990–present
Television I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Katie & Peter franchise
Peter Andre: The Next Chapter
Peter Andre: My Life
Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover
Strictly Come Dancing
Spouse(s) Katie Price (m. 2005–09)
Emily MacDonagh (m. 2015)
Children 3
Musical career
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Website Official website

Peter Andre (born Peter James Andrea;[1] 27 February 1973) is an English born Australian singer, songwriter, businessman, presenter, and television personality of Greek Cypriot descent. He is not British, but has lived in the UK for several years.

He gained popularity as a singer, best known for his successful singles "Mysterious Girl" and "Flava". He is also known for appearing on the third series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!, and the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, in which he was partnered with Janette Manrara.

During his time on I'm A Celebrity, Andre developed an on-screen romantic relationship with fellow contestant, Katie Price. Andre and Price got married two years after the show's finale; they had two children, and released the 2006 album A Whole New World together, before divorcing in 2009.

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

Early life

Andre was born in Harrow to Greek Cypriot parents,.[2] The family lived on the Gold Coast in Queensland during Andre's teenage years. In 1989, 16-year-old Andre became a contestant on the show New Faces, on which he was offered a recording contract for $146,000. During this time, Andre attended Benowa State High School on the Gold Coast. He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but is now lapsed.[3] [4]


During their marriage, Andre and Katie Price launched the Katie & Peter franchise on ITV2 which documented their life together. The 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. Their 2009 separation resulted in their individual shows being recorded: Peter Andre: The Next Chapter continued on ITV2 until 2011, followed by Peter Andre: Here 2 Help (2011) and Peter Andre: My Life (2011–13)

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 of Sunday 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.

Andre is currently starring in the ITV weekly show Give a Pet a Home which works alongside the RSPCA in Birmingham.[7] In August 2015, he was announced as a contestant for the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing which began in September 2015 in which he was partnered with Janette Manrara.

Personal life

Peter Andre and Katie Price during the 2009 London Marathon, a few weeks before their split.

Andre began dating glamour model Katie Price after they met on reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in early 2004. The couple got engaged secretly in May of the same year but it wasn't announced publicly until months later. Andre married Price on 10 September 2005 in Highclere Castle, Hampshire. They have two children together: son Junior Savva, born on 13 June 2005, 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, who is 16 years his junior.[12] MacDonagh gave birth to Andre's third child, a girl named Amelia, on 7 January 2014.[13] Andre and MacDonagh married on 11 July 2015 in Exeter at Mamhead House.



  • I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2004, 2011) – Contestant
  • When Jordan Met Peter (2004) – Himself
  • Jordan & Peter: Laid Bare (2005) – Himself
  • Jordan & Peter: Marriage and Mayhem (2005) – Himself
  • Katie & Peter: The Next Chapter (2007–2008) – Himself
  • Katie & Peter: The Baby Diaries (2007) – Himself
  • Katie & Peter: Unleashed (2007) – Co-presenter
  • Katie & Peter: Down Under (2008) – Himself
  • Katie & Peter: African Adventures (2008) – Himself
  • Katie & Peter: Stateside (2009) – Himself
  • Peter Andre: Going It Alone (2009) – Himself
  • Peter Andre: The Next Chapter (2009–2011) – Himself
  • Odd One In (2010–2011) – Team captain/regular panellist
  • Peter Andre: Here 2 Help (2011) – Himself
  • Peter Andre: My Life (2011–2013) – Himself
  • Peter Andre's Bad Boyfriend Club (2012) – Himself
  • Your Face Sounds Familiar (2013) – Guest judge
  • Sunday Scoop (2013) – Co-presenter
  • Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover (2013–) – Presenter
  • ITVBe launch show (2014) – Co-presenter
  • Big Star's Little Star (2015) – Contestant
  • Give a Pet a Home (2015) – Celebrity contributor
  • Strictly Come Dancing (2015) – Participating

He also appeared on Through The Keyhole.


  1. ^ a b "Peter Andre". Now Magazine. Retrieved 31 Oct 2015. 
  2. ^ "Peter Andre". 
  3. ^ Nick McGrath. "Peter Andre: My family values". the Guardian. 
  4. ^ "Peter Andre believes he has a guardian angel". Evening Standard. 26 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Tina Campbell (2014-04-14). "Peter Andre launches Pledge Music campaign and new swing music album | Metro News". Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to ITVBe". "ITV Press Centre". 
  7. ^ "Julian Clary, Peter Andre, Kimberly Wyatt for ITV's Give a Pet a Home". Digital Spy. 
  8. ^ "Entertainment | Jordan decides on daughter's name". BBC News. 2007-07-24. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  9. ^ Pink, Stuart (17 June 2008). "Andre I want to adopt Harvey". The Sun (London). [dead link] The couple renewed their vows in September 2008.
  10. ^ "BBC NEWS – Entertainment – Jordan and Peter André separating". BBC News. 2009-05-11. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  11. ^ "Thank God it's over: Katie Price toasts her quickie divorce from Peter André with pink champagne". London: 9 September 2009. Retrieved 9 September 2009. 
  12. ^ Sarah Bull (13 July 2012). "Peter Andre's Mysterious Girl identified as 22-year-old student Emily MacDonagh". Daily Mail. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "Baby joy for Peter Andre and girlfriend Emily". Irish Examiner. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 

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