Andre: ‘Celeb return would be a step back’

Peter Andre says he turned down a chance to return to I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! – which could have seen him camping with ex-wife Katie Price – as he wanted to move on with his life.

The singer scotched speculation that he was set to join the model in the jungle, saying in his column in New! magazine: “Nothing could be further from the truth.”

He also said Katie’s decision to go back on the show meant he would be able to have their children to himself for a while.

Peter wrote: “I was approached by ITV to do the show three months ago, but I said no straight away.

“For me, it would be like going backwards and – as much as I love the people at ITV – I am keen to move forwards. And, more importantly, I can’t even begin to contemplate being away from the kids for a month.

“The good news is this means I’ll have the kids to myself, which is amazing. You have no idea how happy this makes me.”

The couple found love on the fly-on-the-wall show five years ago and Katie has told how she hopes that her return to the programme will bring her “closure”.

Peter continued: “In terms of how I think she will do on the show … no comment!

“The kids will be in bed by the time it’s on every night, so they won’t be watching it, but I’ll obviously let them see any messages she gives them.”