In a bizarre and shocking revelation, the 46-year-old singer, lost out on his chance to meet the King of Pop in a dance competition won by Wade Robson, who claims Jackson went on to sexually abuse him.
The 36-year-old choreographer then danced on stage with Jackson ahead of a friendship which has been highly scrutinised in the documentary.
Pictured in a hat wearing a red bow-tie, the Mysterious Girl star confirmed to The Sun that he was indeed the boy in the photo which appeared on the show.
Losing the competition, reportedly “devastated” the Mysterious Girl star.
A source also told The Sun Online: “Pete was devastated to lose out to Wade, but he has always supported Michael and loves his music – even though he didn’t win he became close with his family.
“Pete is always asked what he thinks about it all.”
Leaving Neverland documents Robson and co-accuser James Safechuck’s graphic accounts of alleged sexual abused they suffered at Jackson’s hands.
Robson claims he was only seven when the singer first abused him.
But Peter Andre has spoken out in defence of the Man In The Mirror star, saying that his music should not be black listed “due to accusations alone”.
Speaking in his New! magazine column, he said: “There’s a new Michael Jackson documentary on this week and it has caused a lot of controversy about sexual abuse.”
“First and foremost what I will say is we have to rely on the justice system and we mustn’t forget that he was acquitted of not just one, but all child molestation charges during his trial in 2005.”
“You can’t just stop listening to an artist’s music due to accusations alone.”
At no point in the piece did Andre mention taking part in the competition.
It comes a year after the Michael Jackson fan proudly sang in the London stage performance of Thriller.
The second part of Leaving Neverland airs tonight on Channel 4 at 9pm.