Peter Andre

Peter Andre opens up about rivalry with Ant and Dec

Singer revealed past tensions with the presenting duo

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Pop star Peter Andre has opened up about his rivalry with presenting duo Ant and Dec.

The singer appeared in Channel 5 documentary The Comeback of Ant McPartlin where he spoke about his relationship with the pair in the early days of their careers.

Ant McPartlin leaving the Prince Trust Awards at the London Palladium
Channel 5 aired a documentary about Ant’s recent comeback (Credit: Splash News)

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The documentary, which aired last night, delved into the Ant’s recent troubles, including his struggles with addiction and a drink driving conviction, and his return to screens this year.

It also looked at Ant’s rise to fame, alongside his longtime presenting partner Dec Donnelly.

The pair tried to carve out a career as pop stars under the name PJ & Duncan – named after the characters they played on CBBC’s Byker Grove.

They were fighting for their place on the charts alongside Peter – as well as pop starlet Dannii Minogue – and the group apparently had a bit of rivalry going.

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Peter revealed he had an early rivalry with Ant and Dec (Credit: Channel 5)

In his appearance on the documentary, Peter revealed that the four competing stars all lived in the same building, and tensions often arose between them.

“Myself, Danni Minogue and Ant and Dec all lived in the same apartment block,” he said.

“I used to throw parties constantly, and I can remember them banging their broom on the ceiling because they were complaining because the music was too loud.”

He went on to say that the competitiveness between them impacted how they related to each other in person.

“Every time we saw each other it was kinda like, yeah…we were all rivals you see, because everyone wanted to fight for the top spot of the headlines,” he said.

(Credit: antanddec Instagram)
Ant and Dec have reunited for Britain’s Got Talent (Credit: Instagram)

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But his revelations didn’t go down well with all viewers, as several people took to Twitter to claim that it was too early to be putting Ant under a microscope, and that the celebs who appeared on the documentary were ‘betraying’ him.

Ant only recently returned to the presenting stage after taking a year off to deal with his addiction issues.

His absence meant that Dec was left to present Britain’s Got Talent alone, while Holly Willoughby joined him in Ant’s place for I’m A Celeb.

Ant and Dec reunited earlier this month as the new series of Britain’s Got Talent kicked off.

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