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Peter Andre explains why wife Emily couldn't join family holiday in Orlando

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Peter Andre has been enjoying a fun-filled family getaway in Orlando over the past few days, but fans noticed that two people were missing – his wife Emily and their daughter Amelia. The 43-year-old has revealed that Emily was "gutted" not to be able to make the trip, after being advised not to travel to Florida over fears she could contract the Zika virus.

Writing in his weekly column for new! magazine, Peter explained: "Unfortunately, Emily couldn't come with us because the CDC (the Centre for Disease Control and Protection) issued a travel warning advising pregnant women not to travel to Florida as the Zika virus is actively circulating there."

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Peter Andre said his wife Emily was advised not to travel to Orlando

Emily, 26, is currently believed to be over five months pregnant with her second child so it is understandable that the couple are being cautious. Zika has been associated with a birth defect called microcephaly, which results in children being born brain damaged and with abnormally small heads.

Although the couple were unable to travel together, Peter still had a good time with his eldest children Junior and Princess Tiaami.

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Peter went on the trip with his children Junior and Princess, plus his sister and nephew

"Although Ems was gutted, it worked out quite well as she doesn't like leaving Mills and they got to enjoy some quality time together," Peter wrote. "While we were in Florida, my sister Debbie flew out from Oz for a few days. I hadn't seen her since our wedding, so it was really great to catch up. Despite a major thunderstorm, we had so much fun at Universal Studios!"

Peter had shared photos from the dramatic downpour on Instagram on Friday, showing him looking completely soaked as he stands in the rain with the rest of his family, who were covered in plastic ponchos.

"Def picked the wrong outfit to wear to Universal in Orlando today with my Bista, Sister and my newphew Sav #majorthunderstorms," he captioned the snapshot.