Showbiz News: Peter Andre to be a dad again and he’s ready for more

PETER ANDRE has revealed he is to be a father again. The singer, 43, announced on Twitter that he is expecting his second child with wife EMILY MacDONAGH.

He wrote: “OMG Dad to be AGAIN :)) Brilliant. So so happy.”

The couple already have a daughter, Amelia, two, and Peter is a father to two children with his former wife KATIE PRICE — Junior, 10, and Princess Tiaami, eight.

Peter and Katie were married from 2005 to 2009. Peter and Emily, who is a doctor, married in July 2015 after three years together.

The Mysterious Girl singer has previously spoken about how much he wanted more children, telling Good Morning Britain: “I am so excited because after Junior and Bista — that’s her nickname — I was like, ‘Okay, I’m done now’, then Amelia came along.

“She’s such a joy, I really think I’m going to have another two, at least. I’ve just got to ask the wife!”

  • CHRIS EVANS has described the gossip surrounding the much-awaited return of Top Gear as the “perfect storm”.

Huge interest was sparked after previous frontman JEREMY CLARKSON was sacked for an “unprovoked physical and verbal attack” on an Irish producer, and co-hosts JAMES MAY and RICHARD HAMMOND, who had presented the show together since 2003, later left.

Evans, the motoring show’s new frontman, told BBC Breakfast that for “certain aspects of the media this was the perfect storm” because it was a “a story they could play with”.

In this case the media were not missing out on details because of the speed of social media and instant live broadcasting, he said, but “the things they started with were so mad and made-up that I thought, ‘Where is this going to go?’.”

Petrolheads got their first look at the new version of the show when it returned to BBC and RTÉ last night. The programme boasts a new line-up including Friends star MATT LeBLANC and four other hosts, including German racing driver SABINE SCHMITZ, plus THE STIG.

  • DAME BARBARA WINDSOR has given her backing to Babs, a forthcoming TV movie about her life.

Babs heads a line-up of new BBC drama commissions announced by Charlotte Moore, acting director of television.

The biopic will be written by Tony Jordan, a former EastEnders writer and series consultant.

Dame Barbara, who has recently left the long-running soap, said it was “the right time” for her story.

The 90-minute special is set to be broadcast next year in the run-up to Windsor’s 80th birthday.

Babs will centre on the Londoner’s lonely childhood, her complicated relationship with her father and her doomed marriage to gangster Ronnie Knight.

  • SIMON COWELL has said the use of puppies on Britain’s Got More Talent will “never happen again”.

The show came under fire for using “scared” puppies as prizes in a game on the show.

Presenter STEPHEN MULHERN hosted a quiz for Cowell, AMANDA HOLDEN, ALESHA DIXON and DAVID WALLIAMS where they won a dalmatian puppy for every question they got right.

Cowell was quick to stop the quiz when he noticed his puppy was scared by the bright lights and loud noises in the studio.

He later tweeted: “I wasn’t aware puppies were going to be on BGMT tonight. Trust me, it won’t happen again.”


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