Singer and reality television star Peter Andre will entertain racegoers with his classic pop hits at Epsom Downs this July.
An enduring personality on the UK’s celebrity landscape, Andre, 41, has weathered his fair share of personal and professional ups and downs since being discovered in a television talent search aged just 16.
After his initial burst of mid-90s success faded, Andre parted ways with his record company and entered the new millennium with his pop star days behind him - or so we all thought.
The singer was once again embraced by UK audiences after a 2004 appearance on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, and enjoyed a career resurgence, releasing a series of albums and starring in several reality television series about his marriage to glamour model Katie Price.
A turbulent time was to follow, with the breakdown of that relationship and its emotional toll played out in the public arena in front of television audiences.
These days, though, Andre is settled, busy and content.
Newly engaged to medical student Emily MacDonagh, the singer got down on one knee on New Year’s Eve, just days before their daughter - Andre’s third child - was born.
The proud dad is also moving on with his career, having taken up a role as the host of the re-named 'Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover' and preparing for a 2014 tour with a new gospel-and-rock-infused sound.
At Epsom, Andre will revisit the biggest hits of his career, including Mysterious Girl - the 90s pop classic that sold two million copies and made him a star in the UK.
Rupert Trevelyan, regional director of London of Jockey Club Racecourses, says: "Peter Andre has been on our screens since 1997 and is a hugely popular star to all age groups.
"We look forward to him making his debut appearance at Epsom Downs."
Andre joins the Racecourse’s packed pop programme in a season of entertainment which includes performances from fellow pop stalwarts Boyzone, crooner James Blunt and American surf-rock legends The Beach Boys.
There will be a 10 per cent discount for the first 1,000 adult tickets sold.
Peter Andre at Epsom Live!; Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom Downs; July 10; from £30 for adults, £17 for children aged five to 17, free for under-fives; call 0844 5793004; visit www.epsomdowns.co.uk.