Peter Andre’s parenting U-turn

Well he's certainly changed his tune

Peter Andre

by Marianna Manson |
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After maintaining that his kids weren’t even allowed to watch Love Island until they turned 14, Peter Andre has changed his tuned and now says that he’d be unbothered if Princess or Junior decided they wanted to go into the villa.

"I did say I wasn’t going to let Princess watch Love Island, but now she’s 14 I decided to give in and she watched it with me,” he said.

"In a way, I’m glad I did let her because she wasn’t that fussed by it. I said, 'There you go, you don’t need to watch it again!'"

He continued in his new! magazine column, "I know I’ve said I don’t want them going on the show, but in reality, once they get to 18 they’ll be making their own decisions.

"I would actually love for the kids to do I’m A Celebrity one day as I think it would be a great experience – and if it wasn’t for the show Junior and Princess wouldn’t even be here!"

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Well he’s certainly done a 180 with that.

Earlier this year Peter, who shares his two teenagers with ex-wife Katie Price, was adamant that Princess in particular would not be heading into the villa.


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“I told them 'you are not going on it'," he said. "I don't allow Princess to watch the show, but she's just turned 14 so maybe I'll change my mind."

Although judging by Love Island producers’ latest move, it does seem as though Princess would be exactly what they look for in a potential Islander after they were called out for sending yet ANOTHER blonde bombshell into the villa.

Coupled with the traditional celebrity offspring or relation that normally springs up every series, we suspect that Princess will be a prime candidate in a few year’s time.

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