He is one of the warmest, most positive celebrities in the biz called Show, but Peter Andre has been hiding a sad secret.
The singer has revealed that he suffers from social anxiety.
He made the revelation on Twitter after watching fellow performer Robbie Williams admit to the same condition.
The 43-year-old wrote: “Watching LW and the topic is ‘is social anxiety making you dread party season’?
“I never thought I would admit it but like @robbiewilliams I too suffer the same thing”.
He continued: “I guess I tend to Hide away sometimes and cancel social things. I don’t mean to (sic)”.
The Aussie favourite concluded his outpouring thus: “Random but I thought I’d tell you all. Thank you :)”.
Wow, that’s a pretty brave thing to do – especially when you work in an industry that expects you to be Jazz Hands 24/7.
Robbie told Radio Times this week that anti-depressants have helped him through a “weird year”.
The former Take That star explained the year: “Troublesome and sad. Then I tried this anti-depressant and things have changed. The demons are quiet.”
Despite Peter making the confession about his social troubles, life at home couldn’t be better. Last week his wife Emily gave birth to a baby boy, the second child for the couple, who have a two-year-old daughter, Amelia.
Peter also has a son Junior, 11, and Princess, nine, from his previous relationship with Katie Price.
A spokesperson announced: “Peter and Emily are both extremely happy. Both mother and baby are doing fine.”
The pop star and his wife, Emily MacDonagh, welcomed their new son on November 22, three weeks before his due date, after Emily experienced early contractions.
According to OK! magazine, Peter said: “I’m so excited my little boy is here! He’s such a joy and is doing really well – as is his mum. He was nearly three weeks early, but he weighed 6lb 10oz, a bit more than Amelia did.”
Peter went on: “I was so tired because I’d been sleeping on the floor in the maternity unit. I’ve got such bad baby brain, though.
“I’m struggling but I haven’t had to breastfeed so I’m lucky. My respect for Ems just goes up and up.”
He also revealed that Junior and Princess were the first ones to hear the news: “J and P were the first people I told about the baby. They got to meet their new brother at the weekend and they love him already.
“Mills has been awesome too, and is loving being a big sister. She calls him Brother Baby – it’s so cute. I was putting her to bed the other night and with the new baby here, Mills looks like a giant now.”
Writing in his New magazine column, Peter admitted the new baby was still nameless: “We’re nowhere near choosing a name yet, though.
We have so many we like, but every time we go to say it, it just doesn’t stick. I love names like Oscar and Arthur, but Emily’s not so keen.”
Oscar Arthur Andre… we like. We’re sure Pete can persuade Emily…