Peter Andres Love Island hopes for teenage children in U-turn on show ban

Peter Andre wants his kids to present Love Island

He’s no stranger to reality TV, having appeared in several fly on the wall shows, as well as famously meeting his ex-wife Katie Price on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!.

However, singer and presenter Peter Andre has a stipulation before he would allow his eldest children Junior, 17, and Princess, 15, whom he shares with Katie, to appear on Love Island.

The 50-year-old, who has two younger children with second wife Emily, ideally doesn’t want them going on the ITV2 show looking for love.

He would prefer them to front the dating show, which is currently presented by Maya Jama.

“I’ve sort of said to them I’d love you to try and present it rather than be a contestant, but then again, I’ve always said there are some great people who have come from the show.

“Look at Molly Mae and Tommy – they’ve done so well, and they’ve stayed together, so there is a lot of good things that come from it,” he told MailOnline.

This is a U-turn from what Peter said back in 2019, when he claimed that there was “no chance” that Princess would appear on the show.

Writing in his column for New! magazine, he revealed that Princess had enquired if she would be allowed to go on the ITV2 dating show when she gets older.

He wrote: “She said to me, ‘Would you ever let me go on Love Island?”

“I said to her, ‘When they start doing Love Island based on priests and nuns and they’re having their sermons on Sundays you can go on Love Island but until then no chance’.”

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In February this year he had somewhat relaxed his stance, as he revealed while appearing on Good Morning Britain.

“I think, look, I say things in jest a lot of the time,” he said to presenters Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard.

“I said my daughter was going to be a nun for years and I was secretly joking.

“When they turn 18 your kids are going to do what they want,” he admitted.

“What I said to them was, if you have a choice, I’d rather you present Love Island – although Maya Jama is doing a great job right now.

Explaining his reasoning, he continued: “But what I’m saying is, it’s better to try and be a presenter.

“Look at yourself in that way, rather than a contestant – even though I’ve been a contestant in many shows,” he added.

“Look, if they really want to do something like that, I’ll just leave the country,” he joked.

Peter also insisted that meeting the children’s mother on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! was a different scenario.

He explained I’m A Celeb is different to Love Island as they had no alcohol, which enables people to “lose their inhibitions on TV.”

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