Peter Andre gave his first interview about his split from wife Katie Price on This Morning and said there was no hope of a reconciliation.

He told Fern Britton and Phillip Schofield: “I think what’s done is done, I think you have to move on. I don’t say that happily, I just say it because it is what it is. The kids are everything – anyone that knows me, anyone that’s every known me will know that all I ever wanted to have was children.

“Now that I’ve got them, I’m going to protect them with everything I’ve got. Yes, we are in the public eye, there’s going to be things in the press – he said, she said, the main thing is is that when someone hears me speak I don’t say anything bad about the mother of my children. That’s how it’s been up to this point and I hope it carries on that way.”

Of Kate’s interview with Piers Morgan, shown on ITV1 last week, Peter said: “What I’ve done and I hope you will understand this, I’ve purposely not spoken about this and there’s a reason for it.

“I did mention yesterday that I’m a bit of a rock and a hard place because when you don’t speak you only hear one side of the story.

“But when you do speak you have to think long-term. Right now, it would benefit me to speak, and there’s a lot I would want to say, but long-term, I know the kids are going to grow up and look back at everything, so I’m trying my best just so they don’t have to say, ‘Dad, why did you say this?’.

“I just think it’s the right thing to do. When I do get asked these kind of questions, I just try to avoid it, but I do look back at the times we all had here and it was fantastic. There are fantastic memories here.”

Fern asked Peter if their miscarried baby was the source of the split, to which Peter said: “I never wanted to speak about it. Was that the reason? Look, I have said before that there is more than one reason, there’s more than five reasons, there’s a lot of reasons.

“I just hope that people will not think that something could be as easy or as simple as that. I don’t think anyone really would think that.”

Phillip then asked if Peter now regretted his and Katie’s decision to have cameras following them constantly to film their reality show.

“It’s our fault we cannot complain about things like that, ” he said. “I really don’t like people that go on about getting followed around, I don’t like it – there are people in the industry that don’t wanna take everything that comes with it. I take it all. I know I’m going to make mistake along the way, because you do. Showing your life so public is a mistake sometimes, but I blame myself as much as anyone else.”