Peter Andre

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Peter Andre
Peter Andre 2.jpg
Andre in 2010
Peter James Andrea

(1973-02-27) 27 February 1973 (age 49)
EducationBenowa State High School
  • Singer
  • television personality
Years active1990–present
TelevisionI'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
Loose Women
(m. 2005; div. 2009)
Emily MacDonagh
(m. 2015)
Musical career
Years active1989–present
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Peter Andre (born Peter James Andrea,[4] 27 February 1973) is an English[5] singer and television personality of Cypriot descent.

Andre gained popularity as a singer, best known for his 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 were married two years after the show's finale; they had two children, and together they released the album A Whole New World (2006), 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 seventh studio album Accelerate in 2010.

Early life and music career[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.[6] At the age of 14, Andre finished runner-up to Wade Robson in a dancing competition where the prize was to meet Michael Jackson.[7][8]

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[9] and attended Benowa State High School on the Gold Coast.[10]

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".[11] "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."[11]

In 1992, Andre released "Drive Me Crazy", which peaked at No. 72 on the Australian singles chart. However, his musical breakthrough occurred with his second single, "Gimme Little Sign", which 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 in 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.

Andre was raised as a Jehovah's Witness, but is now lapsed.[12][13]


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.[14] On 8 October that same year, Andre co-hosted the ITVBe opener with Jamelia.[15] 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.[16] 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.

Personal life[edit]

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: son Junior Savva, born on 13 June 2005; and daughter Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther, born on 29 June 2007.[17] While married to Price, Andre was stepfather to her son Harvey, 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.[18] They were officially divorced in September of that year

In July 2012, Peter Andre began a relationship with Dr Emily MacDonagh (born c. 1987[19]) who gave birth to Andre's third child, a daughter, Amelia on 7 January 2014.[20] Andre and Emily married on 11 July 2015 near Exeter at Mamhead House. On 22 November 2016, they had a son, Theodore James.[citation needed] In summer 2022, MacDonagh was painted silver to promote awareness of iron deficiency in women, which affects 14% after giving birth and around four in ten females generally.[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.



(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.
1994 "Gimme a Little Sign" ARIA Award for Highest Selling Single Won [22]
Peter Andre ARIA Award for Best Pop Release Won
ARIA Award for Breakthrough Artist - Album Nominated
Mark Forrester for Peter Andre – "Funky Junky" and "Let's Get it On" ARIA Award for Engineer of the Year Nominated
1996 "Mysterious Girl" ARIA Award for Highest Selling Single Nominated [23]
1997 Peter Andre ARIA Award for Outstanding Achievement Won [24]

World Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
1997 Peter Andre World's Best Selling Australian Artist Won [25]


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  4. ^ "Peter Andre". Now Magazine. Retrieved 31 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Peter and Emily Andre open up about their Covid battle". ITV News. 19 January 2021. Retrieved 25 August 2021.
  6. ^ Retter, Emily (8 October 2014). "Peter Andre on learning to love again after his brother's death". Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Peter Andre 'devastated' he lost out on meeting Michael Jackson to Wade Robson". 8 March 2019. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  9. ^ Ford, Louise (2013). Peter Andre – The Biography. John Blake Publishing. ISBN 978-1782196952.
  10. ^ "Benowa State High School". Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ Nick McGrath (8 February 2014). "Peter Andre: My family values". The Guardian.
  13. ^ "Peter Andre believes he has a guardian angel". London Evening Standard. 26 October 2011. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015.
  14. ^ Tina Campbell (14 April 2014). "Peter Andre launches Pledge Music campaign and new swing music album | Metro News". Metro. UK. Retrieved 28 May 2014.
  15. ^ "Welcome to ITVBe". Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Julian Clary, Peter Andre, Kimberly Wyatt for ITV's Give a Pet a Home". Digital Spy. 20 March 2015.
  17. ^ "Entertainment | Jordan decides on daughter's name". BBC News. 24 July 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2009.
  18. ^ "BBC NEWS – Entertainment – Jordan and Peter André separating". BBC News. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 11 May 2009.
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  20. ^ "Baby joy for Peter Andre and girlfriend". Irish Examiner. 8 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
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  22. ^ "Winners by Year 1994". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 9 January 2012.
  23. ^ "Winners by Year 1996". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 14 December 2007. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  24. ^ "1997 ARIA Awards Winners".
  25. ^ "Billboard". 17 May 1997.

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