Peter Andre - Biography

Peter Andre rose to fame when his 1996 hit Mysterious Girl reached number 2 in the UK charts, and his picture was suddenly plastered on the walls of teenage girls the world over.

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Born in London in 1973 to Greek-Cypriot parents, Peter moved with his family to Queensland, Australia, aged 10.

By 16, he had his first recording contract on the back of Australian variety show Hey, Hey It's Saturday but it wasn’t until his second album Natural was released that he became a household name.

The year 2004 offered Peter the opportunity to make a comeback on ITV’s I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!.

He proved popular with TV audiences, coming third in the competition, helped no doubt by his sizzling chemistry with one fellow contestant. During filming in the Australian jungle Peter met former glamour model Jordan aka Katie Price and their flirtation soon developed into a high-profile relationship. They went on to marry a year later at Highclere Castle in September 2005.

Peter and Katie had two children, Junior Savva Andreas Andre, born 2005, and a daughter, Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther Andre, born June 2007.

The pop star also acted as a father figure to Katie's eldest son, Harvey, whose father is former football player Dwight Yorke. Their relationship was documented in a series of reality shows including Jordan & Peter: Laid Bare. The couple eventually divorced in 2009.

A spin-off show called Peter Andre: The Next Chapter recorded the period following their split, before the programme was re-branded as My Life in 2011.

Peter's reality shows continued for nine seasons before he announced in 2013 that he would be taking a break. The decision was influenced by his new love, trainee doctor Emily MacDonagh.

Peter met 20-year old medical student Emily in 2010 when her father operated on the pop star. The couple began dating in 2012.

Their relationship was tested early on since his beloved brother Andrew was sick with cancer.

Peter generously moved his sibling into his own Surrey home so that Andrew could receive specialist treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea, London. In December 2012, after a long battle with the disease he passed away.

The pop star announced the news on Twitter, telling fans: "We were all with him, holding him until the last breath. Absolutely devastated."

But happier days were ahead and a new chapter began for the couple when they announced that Emily was pregnant with first child. Their daughter Amelia was born in January, 2014 and a few weeks later the happy parents announced their engagement.

Of his new life, Peter said: "Before, I was dating and going out and having fun, but I felt empty. Very early on in our relationship, I felt that gap had been filled — this is the happiest I have been in years."
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