Proof, if proof was needed, that not everything you read in the papers is true. Yes, Peter Andre’s career is on the up and up – but not to the extent that it would enduce Channel 4 to give him his own chat show.
The Mirror had reported that the Aussie singer landed a deal worth £600,000 with a resulting time slot that would”ve pitted him against Friday Night With Jonathan Ross (just before the presenter leaves the BBC). However, Channel 4 has now denied this story.
I can see why this rumour may have started. Peter Andre has already helmed a talk show; he and ex-wife Katie Price attempted to become a bawdier, naughtier version of Richard and Judy with ITV2’s Katie and Peter: Unleashed. However, the programme wasn’t a hit with viewers or guests.
At the time, Coronation Street’s Jack P. Shepherd (David Platt) described it as "crude" and Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger labelled the format as "ridiculous".
However, as someone that watched Katie and Peter: Unleashed (albeit through my fingers), it was clearly apparent that while Katie Price was stiffer than my ironing board, Peter Andre looked at home as a TV host and presenter.
It’s a sentiment echoed by a source quoted in The Mirror as saying: "He’s a natural and is delighted that Channel 4 will give him free lience to grill his guests in an irreverent way. It will be a late-night format aimed at the 16-30s so he won’t have to mind is Ps and Qs." Turns out it was wishful thinking – but on whose part? Hmmmm.
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