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Peter Andre
Andre in 2010
Peter James Andrea

(1973-02-27) 27 February 1973 (age 51)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • television personality
Years active1989–present
(m. 2005; div. 2009)
Emily MacDonagh
(m. 2015)
Musical career
Websitewww.peterandre.com Edit this at Wikidata

Peter Andre (born Peter James Andrea,[1] 27 February 1973) is a British[2] singer, songwriter and television personality.

Andre achieved success in the mid-1990s as a singer, topping the UK Singles Chart with "Flava" and "I Feel You" in 1996. After featuring in the third series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2004, Andre found renewed popularity and his 1995 hit "Mysterious Girl" reached number one upon a reissue. He has continued his career in music and television, notably competing in the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing (2015) and starring in the Katie & Peter TV franchise (2004–2009) with his then-wife Katie Price, whom he met when both partook in I'm a Celebrity.

Early life[edit]

Andre was born on 27 February 1973 in Harrow, London, to Greek Cypriot parents. In 1979, as a six-year-old, Andre and his family relocated to Sydney, before settling on Australia's Gold Coast when he was nine.[3] At the age of 14, Andre finished runner-up to Wade Robson in a dancing competition where the prize was to meet Michael Jackson.[4][5]

In 1989, 16-year-old Andre became a contestant on Australian talent show New Faces, and as a result, he was offered a recording contract for $146,000. During this time, Andre lived in a beach-side apartment in Surfers Paradise[6] and attended Benowa State High School on the Gold Coast.[7]

Music career[edit]

Andre in 2004

Andre was sent to the UK to work with producers Phil Harding and Ian Curnow at PWL Studios, where he recorded his debut single "Drive Me Crazy", and his breakthrough hit, "Gimme Little Sign".[8] "He was brilliant," recalled Curnow of the sessions, while Harding remembered, "he was extremely enthusiastic and quite hard to control — but he was a good singer."[8]

In 1992, Andre released "Drive Me Crazy", which peaked at No. 72 on the Australian singles chart. However, "Gimme Little Sign" peaked at No. 3 and spent a total of 31 weeks in the charts. In 1993, Andre received an ARIA Award for highest-selling Australian single of the year. His second studio album was released on 30 September 1996, peaking at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart. The album included the hit single "Mysterious Girl", which peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart in 1996, but reached number 1 on re-release in 2004, following Andre's appearance in I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! As a result, Andre returned to the UK in the mid-1990s.

On 14 September 2009, Peter released his sixth studio album, Revelation. Notable tracks "Behind Closed Doors" and "Unconditional" peaked at 4th and 50th respectively in the UK charts, with the album reaching No. 3.


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 series 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 the ITV entertainment series Your Face Sounds Familiar, and later guest-presented five editions of Sunday Scoop on ITV. Since 11 November that year, Andre has presented 60 Minute Makeover, which has been re-branded as Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover.

In 2014, Andre released the song "Kid" (for the film Mr. Peabody & Sherman) which was the lead single from his album Big Night.[9] On 8 October that same year, Andre co-hosted the ITVBe opener with Jamelia.[10] In 2014, Andre became the new face to feature in supermarket Iceland's television commercials.

Andre has since starred in the ITV weekly series Give a Pet a Home which works alongside the RSPCA in Birmingham.[11] In August 2015, he was announced as a contestant for the thirteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing which began a month later and in which he was partnered with Janette Manrara. They went out just before the quarter-final, in week 10, and therefore finished in seventh place.

In 2018, Andre voiced Ace the race car in the Thomas & Friends production Big World! Big Adventures and in the show 24th season in 2020.

In December 2023, Andre joined the news channel GBNews. He began presenting the weekend show alongside Ellie Costello and is set to co-host the show throughout December.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Andre was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but is now lapsed.[13][14]


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 series I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in early 2004. The couple got engaged secretly that May, but it was not announced publicly until months later. They married on 10 September 2005 in Highclere Castle, Hampshire. They have two children together.[15] While married to Price, Andre was stepfather to her son from her earlier relationship with football player Dwight Yorke. The couple renewed their vows in September 2008, but in May 2009, it was announced that Andre and Price had separated after three-and-a-half years of marriage.[16] They were divorced in September of that year.

In July 2012, Peter Andre began a relationship with Dr Emily MacDonagh (born c. 1989[17]) who gave birth to Andre's third child in 2014.[18] Andre and MacDonagh married in 2015 near Exeter at Mamhead House. In 2016, they had a second child, a son.[19] Their third child, a daughter, was born on 2 April 2024.[20] The family lives in Surrey.[21]




  • I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! (2004, 2011) – Contestant; 3rd place
  • When Jordan Met Peter (2004) – himself
  • Jordan & Peter: Laid Bare (2005) – himself
  • Jordan & Peter: Marriage and Mayhem (2005) – himself
  • Katie & Peter: The Next Chapter (2007–08) – 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
  • The Big Fat Quiz of the Year (2009) – himself
  • Peter Andre: The Next Chapter (2009–11) – himself
  • Odd One In (2010–2011) – Team Captain / regular panellist
  • Peter Andre: Here 2 Help (2011) – himself
  • Peter Andre: My Life (2011–13) – himself
  • Peter Andre's Bad Boyfriend Club (2012) – himself
  • Celebrity Deal or No Deal (2012) – contestant, won £1,000
  • Your Face Sounds Familiar (2013) – guest judge
  • Sunday Scoop (2013) – co-presenter
  • Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover (2013–14, 2018–) – 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) – contestant; 7th place
  • Loose Women (2016) – guest panellist
  • David Brent: Life on the Road – himself
  • Thomas and Friends: Big World, Big Adventures! – Ace (voice)

Andre also appeared on Through the Keyhole.


  • David Brent: Life on the Road (2016) – himself
  • The Inheritance (2019) – Harry
  • On The Other Foot (2022) – Justin
  • SnapCatch (2023) – Donnie
  • Sun, Rosé & Romance (TBA) – Carlos
  • Last Respects (TBA) – Doctor
  • Dragged Up Dirty (TBA) – Costas[22]


  • Grease (2019) – Teen Angel
  • Grease (2022) – Vince Fontain

Awards and nominations[edit]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. They commenced in 1987. Andre has won three awards.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
ARIA Music Awards recognition for Peter Andre
1994 "Gimme Little Sign" Highest Selling Single Won [23]
Peter Andre Best Pop Release Won
Breakthrough Artist – Album Nominated
Mark Forrester for Peter Andre – "Funky Junky" and "Let's Get it On" Engineer of the Year Nominated
1996 "Mysterious Girl" Highest Selling Single Nominated [24]
1997 Peter Andre Outstanding Achievement Award Won [25]

World Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
World Music Awards recognition for Peter Andre
1997 Peter Andre World's Best Selling Australian Artist Won [26]


  1. ^ "Peter Andre". Now Magazine. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Peter and Emily Andre open up about their Covid battle". ITV News. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  3. ^ Retter, Emily (8 October 2014). "Peter Andre on learning to love again after his brother's death". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  4. ^ Hattenstone, Simon (17 June 2019). "Peter Andre: 'I remember praying to God: please get me through this day'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 17 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Peter Andre 'devastated' he lost out on meeting Michael Jackson to Wade Robson". Metro.co.uk. 8 March 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  6. ^ Ford, Louise (2013). Peter Andre – The Biography. John Blake Publishing. ISBN 978-1782196952.
  7. ^ "Benowa State High School". Benowashs.eq.edu.au. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  8. ^ a b "A Journey Through Stock Aitken Waterman: Ep 20: A Detour With Harding & Curnow Part 1 on Apple Podcasts". Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  9. ^ Tina Campbell (14 April 2014). "Peter Andre launches Pledge Music campaign and new swing music album | Metro News". Metro. UK. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Welcome to ITVBe". Itv.com. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Julian Clary, Peter Andre, Kimberly Wyatt for ITV's Give a Pet a Home". Digital Spy. 20 March 2015.
  12. ^ "Singer Peter Andre joins GB News as guest presenter". The Independent. 29 November 2023. Retrieved 2 December 2023.
  13. ^ Nick McGrath (8 February 2014). "Peter Andre: My family values". The Guardian.
  14. ^ "Peter Andre believes he has a guardian angel". London Evening Standard. 26 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Entertainment | Jordan decides on daughter's name". BBC News. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
  16. ^ "BBC NEWS – Entertainment – Jordan and Peter André separating". BBC News. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009.
  17. ^ "Dr Emily MacDonagh". 7 May 2021. Retrieved 22 April 2023.
  18. ^ "Baby joy for Peter Andre and girlfriend". Irish Examiner. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  19. ^ "'Excited' Peter Andre speaks out after his and wife Emily MacDonagh's surprise baby news". Yahoo News. 16 October 2023.
  20. ^ "Peter Andre and wife Emily MacDonagh welcome their third child". Sky News. 3 April 2024. Retrieved 4 April 2024.
  21. ^ "Inside Peter Andre's Surrey mansion with cinema room and huge garden".
  22. ^ "Peter Andre filmography". IMDb. Retrieved 30 May 2023.
  23. ^ "Winners by Year 1994". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 9 January 2012.
  24. ^ "Winners by Year 1996". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  25. ^ "1997 ARIA Awards Winners".
  26. ^ "Billboard". 17 May 1997.

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