Peter Andre channels Michael Jackson on stage after defending singer over child sex abuse allegations

Peter Andre channels Michael Jackson on stage (Picture: Getty Images / Rex)

Peter Andre has channeled Michael Jackson while starring as the late singer in the West End musical, Thriller Live.

Taking to the stage, the 46-year-old kicked back his best moves and he tried to recreate MJ’s iconic moonwalk.

He even emulated the controversial star’s style, in his black shoes, white socks, and a black fedora that he’d paired with an electric blue leather-look jacket.

The father-of-four was joined by the entire company of Thriller, while he performed the classic hit Man In The Mirror.

And he’ll be performing on stage with the cast and crew for two whole weeks in the role of Michael Jackson.

He’ll be starring in Thriller Live (Picture: Rex)
The star has recently defended MJ over the current child sex abuse allegations (Picture: Rex)

His appearance comes just months after Pete was forced to defend his role in the musical.

Jackson, who died in June 2009, is accused of sexually abusing Wade Robson and James Safechuck when they were young boys in the 90s.

The allegations were made in the Leaving Neverland documentary earlier this year and many music lovers have ‘cancelled’ Jackson’s songs since then.

But the Mysterious Girl hitmaker is adamant that the allegations should be put aside to enjoy the music.

Music lovers have ‘cancelled’ Jackson’s songs since the Leaving Neverland documentary (Picture: Rex)
Pete insists the show is more about the music (Picture: Rex)
Jackson’s estate have vehemently denied the claims (Picture: Rex)

When talking on Good Morning Britain after his new venture was announced, the reality star said: ‘I have always said that we’ve got to keep the music separate.

‘The reason I say that, one is because if you’re going to go there and say you can’t listen to the music because there’s allegations, do you listen to the music pre any supposed allegations, where do you go with it?

‘Someone was listening to Rihanna the other day and there was a sample of a Michael Jackson song, and she was telling me she was unsure about listening to Michael Jackson.’

He added: ‘So where do you draw that line?’

Jackson’s estate have vehemently denied Robson and Safechuck’s allegations on the late singer’s behalf.

Continuing to defend his musical idol, Peter told Kate Garraway and Ben Shephard: ‘This show is about the music. I always have to say that they are allegations.’

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