PETER Andre fans were ecstatic tonight as he returned to reality TV for the first time in 10 years and was praised for his ‘amazing parenting’.
Peter has been a full-time dad during lockdown as his wife Emily works as a doctor for the NHS.
And he revealed he’s been loving the extra time “bonding” with all four of his kids under the same roof.
He admitted that his daughter Princess used to always tell him off for being a “strict” dad.
But now he appears to be more relaxed as she pranked her dad by throwing a glass of water over his head.
“Bista used to say to me, you’re so strict, but now they just walk all over me these kids,” he said.
“But they know the line.”
Fans of the Mysterious Girl singer are already singing the show’s praises and loved the glimpse into the star’s home life.
“Great family! Peter and Emily you are amazing parents,” one fan commented.
“Brilliant loved it more please,” another added.
“Love his interacting with his Kids, love it,” another wrote.
“Luv u guys and seeing a glimpse of your life,” a fourth added.
Also on the show Peter stripped off and plunged into the hot tub in his garden.
Peter takes a dip in a pair of swimming trunks and talking about his life in lockdown.
He is shown clambering into the tub, dunking his head under the water and repeatedly screaming: “I said yeah!”
Ignoring his three-year-old son’s pleas for him to do it again, he said: “The only thing is, Theo, I’ve got conditioner in and it’s going to go all over the hot tub.”
Speaking to viewers, he explained how lockdown had changed his family’s life, saying: “All these things that we’ve done, I would never have done before – because I was too busy and I was always away and things like that.
“Spending this quality time with all the children in one house has been incredible.
“We’re just sad for the people that are suffering during the crisis. But for those who aren’t, I’ve always said this is time you’ll never get back.
“All the kids will remember the summer of 2020.”
Life With The Andres will air at the same time every Wednesday and Sunday, with Peter explaining: “There are cameras all over the house and the kids can pick one up whenever they want.
“We’re going to film so many things, as there is so much going on in the house — cooking, bike rides, education, fun times, sad times, and how it is with my wife working on the front line.
“Emily will be on camera, and the kids. We can’t wait.”
Peter, whose last reality TV show, Peter Andre: My Life, ended in 2013, said: “People think I stopped filming seven years ago because I met Emily and she didn’t want to be on camera but that’s not the case at all — she can’t wait.
“I actually stopped because we had reached ten series and I wanted to end on a high and, more importantly, I had lost my brother Andrew to kidney cancer in 2012 and it was hard to continue filming and grieving at the same time.”
Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online yesterday, Peter told us he wants to have a fifth child before he turns 50, saying: “A baby would be amazing. We keep saying ‘yes’, we keep saying ‘no’. I think ‘maybe’!”
But he admits he likes the idea of “practising” for a baby without thinking of the consequences of actually having one, whereas Emily is more practical.
Peter said: “It’s tough, because if someone says to the guy, ‘Do you want another child?’ you’re just thinking, ‘Oh yeah, let’s try, why not?’
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“We have discussions all the time. “I said to Emily, ‘If you want another one then we have to start trying now. I’m 47 and I don’t want to be changing nappies at 50 because I’ve done it so many times over the last 15 years.’
“This is my last year that I would be willing to try, because then I’m over the nanny stage for good.
“Unless you’re someone like Simon Cowell, having his first baby in his 50s.”
- Life With The Andres is on Wednesday and Sunday evenings at 7.30pm, exclusively on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/thesun.