Peter Andre admits he’s ’scarred for a lifetime’ by childhood bullies

30 Jul 2022, 09:30
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29 Jul 2022, 18:36

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Carol Vorderman, Peter Andre, Pride Of Britain

Singer Peter Andre has opened up about his childhood and the bullying which left him ‘scarred for a lifetime’.

The singer, 49, spoke in his new OK! column about his experience of bullying and racism.

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Peter Andre makes a solemn vow over bullies

Father-of-four Peter moved from London to Australia when he was six years old.

When I look in the mirror I still see what those kids called me.

The Greek Cypriot star wrote about how he was bulled over his naturally curly hair.

He wrote: “I recently appeared on Life Changing Stories – The Pride of Britain Podcast with Carol Vorderman. We spoke about mental health and the racism and bullying I experienced as a child.

“I mentioned how I still straighten my hair as my curls remind me of being bullied as a kid. The reason for that is unfortunately when I look in the mirror I still see what those kids called me.

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“So I got into the habit of straightening it, so I would see someone different from the outcast I was.”

Furthermore Peter admitted he still straightens his hair because of the impact the bullying had on him.

But he’s determined to put it firmly behind him as he looks ahead to his 50th birthday next year.

When Carol suggested he move on from the experiences, he told her some people will ‘still be scarred for a lifetime’.

He said he was opening up because everyone has and experiences and nobody is completely happy with themselves.

Peter Andre with wife Emily, and kids Princess and Junior earlier this month (Credit: Cover Images)

What is Pete doing now?

Peter is dad to budding pop-star Junior, 16, and Princess, 14, who he shares with ex-wife Kate Price.

Additionally, he and wife Emily Andre, who married in 2015, also have daughter Millie, eight, and son Theo, five.

The former I’m A Celebrity contestant is currently starring as Vince Fontaine in the West End production of Grease.

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Speaking to the audience in May he said: “I’m beyond excited to be making my West End debut playing Vince Fontaine in Grease, it is such an iconic musical.”

When he’s not treading the board Peter is also concentrating on his son Junior’s blossoming music career.

Peter Andre with his son Junior Andre, left. (Credit: Cover Images)

Junior played his first-ever gig this week and Peter told his Instagram followers he was “beyond proud”.

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