Peter Andre has four children, including Junior and Princess and his youngest children Theo and Amelia – Millie. Amid lockdown, Peter has spoken candidly of his family life and how lockdown allowed him to see more of his youngest children Theo and Millie.
Talking exclusively to Express.co.uk, Peter opened up on his experiences of lockdown and how it brought him closer with his family.
He said: “It has been awesome. I mean the kids will never forget the summer of 2020. It will always be one of those things that we will just always remember.”
Peter went on to talk about his fears when the lockdown was initially announced.
He continued: “As a parent, I remember thinking if we had to lockdown and I had everyone here I kind of felt safe and I felt that I could protect everybody, so in a way, I really thrived on it.
“But on the flip side, Emily was at the hospital, and she was facing the pandemic face-on like she was right there amongst it and subsequently got the virus.
“It was a bittersweet time. I loved it in the sense that I got to spend that time with the family and be the best person I could and hold the fort but at the same time I worried about Emily, and I worried about her giving it to the kids and her catching it herself.”
Peter continued: “When Emily caught the virus, she had to self-isolate, so then all of a sudden it was me looking after everybody including Emily.
“Which I thrived on because a lot of the time I am not around, and I am always working and for me to be that person, I took it head-on and I wanted to be that person.”
Peter later spoke of how working from has allowed him to see the milestones of his young family.
The Mysterious Girl singer explained: “With Junior and Princess I was very, very hands-on from day one, always was and wherever I went to work a lot of the times they came with me.
“But when Theo and Millie were born, I was working so much that I didn’t have as much time with them as I did with the other two, but since lockdown, it has been unreal.
“I have spent so much time with them that not the thought of being away from them I don’t really like it.”
Elsewhere Peter is fronting the Quorn’s Nuggets Of Change campaign and went on to talk of how he and his family tried meat alternatives during lockdown.
He explained: “When I was growing up mum and dad used to kind of make us eat vegetarian two or three times a week and I hated it as a kid because all I wanted to do was to eat chicken and steaks.
“Now thinking about it years later all of a sudden, I can’t believe how much I love the food that they used to feed us but back then I didn’t like it.
“I then decided to introduce it to my family and they kind of weren’t that keen on it and then when I got together with Emily, what we did was because she was very much into vegetables we tried to find a balance but the kids still weren’t having it.
“I don’t think we realised the variety of the [Quorn] nuggets and they were real substitutes for me and that’s what got me interested in the campaign and the kids love it and now I know for sure I can give them those nuggets once a week and they will absolutely love it.”
Peter Andre and his children have been enjoying Quorn Crispy nuggets as part of Quorn’s Nuggets Of Change campaign, which encourages people to take a moment to reflect on the small, positive changes they have made during lockdown.