Junior Andre follows in dad's footsteps as he signs record deal

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Junior Andre joined dad Peter Andre on stage last month and has now signed a record deal. (Lorne Thomson/Redferns)
Junior Andre joined dad Peter Andre on stage last month and has now signed a record deal. (Lorne Thomson/Redferns)

Junior Andre has signed his first record deal, following in the footsteps of his chart-topping father Peter Andre.

The 16-year-old, whose mother is Andre's ex-wife Katie Price, announced on Instagram that he has inked an agreement with Columbia Records, firing the starting pistol on his music career.

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In his social media post, Junior revealed he entered the studio six months ago to begin work on a "massive project", which has led to his new deal.

He showed off his vocals publicly alongside Peter in July at the Fantasia festival, where he performed with his father on stage.

In his Instagram caption, Junior thanked his father for helping to "develop me into an artist" after encouraging him to get into the studio and record some music.

He added: "Also not forgetting my mum who is always supportive of me. And of course my family and friends.

"I love everyone who supports me and I am very excited to go on this journey with you all."

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Andre commented on his son's post to say he was "beyond proud", while 14-year-old sister Princess also shared her congratulations.

Price also shared her pride at Junior's achievements, adding a comment to his post with the words "my boy is a star".

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Andre and Price married in September 2005 after meeting in the Australian jungle when they both competed on the previous year's edition of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.

They separated in 2009, several years after Junior and Princess were born.

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Andre has since remarried to doctor Emily MacDonagh, with whom he has a son and a daughter.

Price, meanwhile, is now engaged to car dealer and former Love Island contestant Carl Woods, who she has been dating since June 2020.

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