Peter Andre: Who is He, Who was He Married To and What Did He Say About the Brit Awards?

Who is Peter Andre?

Peter Andre, born Peter James Andrea is a famous English-born Australian singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and television personality.

Peter Andre first shot to fame as a singer. He released superhit singles such as “Mysterious Girl” and “Flava ” and became one of the most popular singers in the world. Peter Andre is also renowned for making an appearance on the third season of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, along with the thirteenth season of Strictly Come Dancing, during which he partnered with Janette Manrara.

Who was Peter Andre Married to?

While Peter Andre appeared on I’m A Celebrity, he developed an on-screen romantic relationship with fellow contestant, glamour model Katie Price aka Jordan. Peter Andre and Katie Price tied the knot two years after the show’s finale. The couple went on to have two children. While they were married, Peter Andre and Katie Price released the album A Whole New World together in 2006. Sadly, the couple divorced in the year 2009.

After his divorce in the year 2009, Peter Andre released the album Revelation with the single “Behind Closed Doors”. The single peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart. He followed that album’s success with his sixth album Accelerate, which was released in 2010.

Where was Peter Andre born?

Peter Andre was born on February 27th 1973 in the Harrow locality of London. Peter Andre’s descent is from the countries of Greece and Cyprus. During the year 1979, when Peter Andre was six years old, his family relocated to Sydney, Australia. Three years later, Peter Andre’s family settled on Australia’s Gold Coast.

When he was 11 years old, Peter Andre finished second behind Wade Robson in a dancing competition. The winner got a chance to meet the King of Pop Michael Jackson.

During the year 1989, a 16-year-old Peter Andre participated in an Australian talent show called New Faces. After winning that talent show, Peter Andre was rewarded with a recording contract for $146,000. Around the time that he received his first record deal, Peter Andre used to live in a beachside apartment in Surfers Paradise. He was a student of the Benowa State High School on the Gold Coast during that time as well. Peter Andre was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, but he doesn’t follow it anymore.

How did Peter Andre start his music career?

During the early 90s, Peter Andre started establishing himself in the Australian music scene. Peter Andre released his debut single, “Drive Me Crazy” in the year 1992. The single went on to peak at number 72 on the Australian singles chart. However, Peter Andre achieved his musical breakthrough with the help of his second single, “Gimme Little Sign”. That song climbed all the way to number 3 on the Australian singles chart and spent a grand total of 31 weeks on the charts. During the year 1993, Peter Andre won an ARIA Award for the highest-selling Australian single of the year. Peter Andre’s second studio album was released worldwide on September 30th 1996. The album was a hit and it topped the UK Albums Chart. The super hit album included the hit single (and Peter Andre’s most famous song) “Mysterious Girl”. That song peaked at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. After achieving such incredible success in the UK, he re-located over there during the mid-90s.

How did Peter Andre meet Katie Price?

Peter Andre started dating British glamour model Katie Price aka Jordan after meeting her on the set of the famous reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! during the early part of the year 2004. Peter Andre and Katie Price decided to get engaged in secret in May. Their engagement wasn’t announced to the public until months later. Peter Andre and Katie Price formally tied the knot on September 10th 2005 in Highclere Castle, Hampshire. During their marriage, Peter Andre and Katie Price had two children: son Junior Savva, who was born on June 13th 2005, and daughter Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther, who was two years later on June 29th 2007. Prior to her marriage to Peter Andre, Katie Price had a son Harvey, from a previous relationship with English Premier League football player Dwight Yorke. Peter Andre served as Harvey’s stepfather while he was married to Katie Price.

After three and a half years of marriage, the couple became estranged in May 2009 and started living separately. They signed on the divorce papers in September 2009.

While they were married, Peter Andre and Katie Price launched the Katie & Peter franchise on ITV2. The franchise documented all the aspects of the couple’s life together. The franchise went on to include several fly-on-the-wall reality series which comprised When Jordan Met PeterJordan & Peter: Laid Bare and Jordan & Peter: Marriage and Mayhem (2004–05); Katie & Peter: The Next ChapterKatie & 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. Following their divorce in the year 2009, the couple recorded individual shows: 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).

Three years after his divorce with Katie Price, Peter Andre started a relationship with a young medical student named Emily MacDonagh. On January 8th, 2014, she gave birth to Andre’s third child, a daughter, Amelia aka ‘Millie’. On July 11th 2015, Peter Andre and Emily Macdonagh got married at the Mamhead House in Exeter. A year and a half later, Macdonagh gave birth to the couple’s son, Theodore James aka ‘Theo’ on November 22nd 2016.

What other things has Peter Andre done?

Peter Andre and Jason Manford served as team captains on the popular ITV series Odd One In in July 2010.

Peter Andre also served as a guest judge on the popular ITV entertainment series, Your Face Sounds Familiar in the year 2013.

During the year 2013, Peter Andre also served as a guest-presenter for five episodes of ITV’s Sunday Scoop. Since November 11th 2013, Peter Andre has also been a presenter of 60 Minute Makeover. The show was eventually re-named as Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover.

In 2014, Peter Andre’s lead single from his album Big Night, “Kid” was used in the soundtrack for the film Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

On October 8th 2014, Peter Andre and Jamelia served as co-hosts of the the ITVBe opener.

In the year 2014, Peter Andre also became the new face for the TV commercials of Supermarket Iceland.

Peter Andre has also appeared on the ITV weekly show Give a Pet a Home. The show worked alongside Birmingham’s RSPCA to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned pets.

In September 2015, he appeared in the 13th season of Strictly Come Dancing with Janette Manrara. The team of Andre and Manrara finished seventh in the competition.

What are some of Peter Andre’s most famous albums and songs?

The complete discography of famous British-Australian pop star Peter Andre consists of eleven studio albums, three compilation albums and twenty eight singles. Peter Andre has sales of over 920,000 albums and 1.4 million singles in the UK, making his total UK sales 2,320,000 according to the BPI. His current Australian sales stand at over 1,000,000.

Peter Andre’s debut album Peter Andre was released worldwide on 28 November 1993. The album peaked at number 27 on the Australian Albums Chart. Peter Andre released “Drive Me Crazy” as the Australian lead single in 1992. The album also includes the singles “Gimme Little Sign”, “Funky Junky”, “Let’s Get It On / Do You Wanna Dance?” and “To the Top”. Peter Andre’s second studio album, Natural, was released on 30 September 1996. The album went on to climb to the top spot on the UK Albums Chart. The album spawned the blockbuster superhit single “Mysterious Girl”, which ended up peaking at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. The album also spawned hit singles such as  “Turn It Up”, “Only One”, “Get Down on It”, “Flava”, “I Feel You” and “Natural”. Time, Peter Andre’s third studio album, was released on 17 November 1997. It went on to peak at number 28 on the UK Albums Chart. The album spawned hit singles such as “All About Us”, “Lonely” and “All Night, All Right”. The Long Road Back, Peter Andre’s fourth studio album, was released on 7 June 2004, peaking at number 44 on the UK Albums Chart. He re-released his 1995 single “Mysterious Girl” it peaked at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart. The album also includes the singles “Insania” and “The Right Way”.

A Whole New World, Andre’s fifth studio album, was released on 27 November 2006, peaking at number 20 on the UK Albums Chart. He joined forces with his former wife English model and celebrity Katie Price aka Jordan for the release of the album. Revelation, Peter Andre’s sixth studio album, was released on 14 September 2009, peaking at number 3 on the UK Albums Chart. For the album’s promotion, “Behind Closed Doors” was released as its lead single during August 2009. The single climbed all the way up to number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. That single was followed by the release of “Unconditional” in November 2009. Accelerate, Peter Andre’s seventh studio album, was released on November 1st 2010, debuting at number 10 on the UK Albums Chart. The album marked a distinct change in Peter Andre’s sound and a move towards the urban direction. In October 2010, the song “Defender” was released as the album’s lead single. It went on to peak at number 14 on the UK Singles Chart. “Perfect Night”, the album’s second single peaked at number 48 on the UK Singles Chart after being released in July 2011. Angels & Demons, Peter Andre’s eighth studio album, was released on October 29th 2012 and reached number 18 on the UK Albums Chart. To promote the album, “Bad As You Are” was released as the lead single 22 October 2012. It didn’t chart very well. Big Night, Peter Andre’s ninth studio album, was released on May 26th 2014, peaking at number 23 on the UK Albums Chart. To promote the album, “Kid” was released as the lead single on February 9th 2014. The song only managed to reach number 144 on the UK Singles Chart. Despite its lukewarm performance on the charts, he song was chosen for the DreamWorks animated movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman. It was also used for the Autumn Iceland TV commercials. The album’s second single, “Big Night” was released on April 13th 2014. Come Fly with Me, Peter Andre’s tenth studio album, was released on 15 October 2015. The album debuted at No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart. White Christmas, Andre’s eleventh studio album, was released on 30 October 2015.

Why has Peter Andre criticised the Brit Awards?

After famous music artist Sam Smith decided to self identify as a non binary individual (neither male nor female), the Brit Awards have decided to scrap its gender based award categories from the year 2021. The Brit Awards have traditionally had ‘best male artist’ and ‘best female artist’ categories. However, since Sam Smith came out as non-binary via an Instagram post, the Brit Awards organizers have decided to get rid of the male and female category to accommodate for people like Sam Smith.

This decision didn’t go down very well with Peter Andre. He was fuming at the organising committee’s decision of getting rid of the best male and female artist in favour of a non-gendered category.

Peter Andre said: “I’m fine with Sam and other people identifying themselves however they like, but I don’t agree with getting rid of best male and female categories.

I think it’s all going way too far now. By all means add a brand new gender-neutral category, but what’s wrong with celebrating the exceptional people in the music industry who identify as men and women?

“I don’t get it. The problem is people get offended way too easily nowadays.”

Peter Andre’s opinion is shared by Good Morning Britain’s host Piers Morgan. When Sam Smith had come out as non binary/gender-queer, Piers Morgan had said: “I think it’s just great that time-honoured traditions should be scrapped because one guy can’t decide if he is male or female.

So they are saying they want to accommodate non-binary performers like Sam Smith. Now he’ll enter the non-binary categories.

“The whole point of having gender categories is to make it fair, to make it equal. Now we are going to go the other way.”

Piers Morgan said that he thinks it’s a load of nonsense and suggested that every category at the awards ceremony will need to change now as “that is the way it goes”.

Piers Morgan added: “Well I think it is a load of nonsense. The idea you have to change entire award categories for one guy, it’s nonsense.”

However, a source within the organizers committee told The Sun : “Bosses are listening to changes happening in the industry. The categories will evolve in the coming years.

The male and female categories will still be in place next February but changes are being planned for the following year.

Organisers will be consulting labels and artists alike to work out what is best for the future of the Brits ceremony.”

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