Peter Andre: Major coronavirus fears sparked as fans told ‘not to touch star’ at UK show

Peter Andre, 46, fans were reportedly ordered “not to touch” the star over the weekend as he attended an event called An Evening with Peter Andre on Saturday night, where he discussed his life and music. Attendees were warned not to have physical contact or selfies with Peter wile he was doing the Q&A for fears of the coronavirus spreading.

Please DO NOT take any selfies with Peter Andre. Apologies for any inconvenience. Thank you

Notice at Peter Andre event

The Sun reported that supporters of the Mysterious Girl singer were left stunned at the demands, that were apparently detailed on signs around the Southampton venue where Peter was speaking.

According to the publication, he signs read: “Due to the recent cases of the coronavirus please DO NOT have any physical contact with Peter Andre.

“Please DO NOT take any selfies with Peter Andre. Apologies for any inconvenience. Thank you.”

One unimpressed fan who attended the event, Gemma Smith, told The Sun: “Who does he think he is? Not even the Queen has made such demands.”


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The cautious request comes after he revealed he fears that his wife Emily, who is a doctor, could contract the deadly virus.

Detailing his worried in his new! magazine column, the hitmaker said earlier this month, he was “really alarmed” when he saw customs officers at an airport all wearing masks.

And he’s now “worried” about Emily because she works in a hospital.

He wrote: “I was at an airport last week and all the customs officers were wearing masks. It really alarmed me.

“When I first saw people in the streets wearing them I thought it was a bit extreme, but the more I see and read, the more I’m beginning to think, ‘Is it more serious than we’ve been led to believe?’

He admitted that his instant reaction to people coughing is wondering where they have it or not.

“I know the NHS and Public Health England are doing all they can,” he said.

“Obviously Emily being a doctor brings it close to home for me and, of course, I’m worried about her. But I’m also proud of her doing her job.”

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Peter and Emily share two children together – Amelia, six, and three-year-old Theodore, and he isn’t the only celeb who is being precautions.

X Factor boss Simon Cowell, has confessed he is also fearful about contracting coronavirus and that he’s instructed his six-year-old son, Eric, to wear a face mask on a forthcoming family trip to Disneyland Paris next week.

Speaking on talkRADIO, the music mogul said: “I have worn masks for ages. When I cycle around town I wear a mask.

“But I am taking Eric to Disneyland Paris next weekend and I’m almost certain that when we’re on the train we will be 100% be wearing masks. We’ll have loads of hand sanitiser because it does scare me.”


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The virus has caused countries to be on standby as it continues to spread across the world.

Yesterday, Scotland’s first case of Coronavirus was confirmed, which ow brings the UK’s infection total to 36, after the number rose again yesterday as 13 more UK patients tested positive for the disease.

Health Secretary Matt Hancock admitted it was “inevitable” the deadly virus would continue to spread, and did not rule out following China’s lead in shutting down cities if the outbreak escalates.

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