Born in Chelsea to Vincentian parents, Andi initially presented CITV’s Free Time (16th September – 23rd December 1988) and briefly provided the continuity links on CITV in summer 1988. However, he reached a much wider audience with Edd the Duck and Wilson (an arm purporting to be that of a butler) in The Broom Cupboard segments on Children’s BBC, which he presented from 29th May 1989 until 3rd September 1993.
He appeared in the school holiday series But First This! (10th July 1989 – 1st September 1989 and 12th July 1993 – TBC). He was a presenter on The O-Zone (1989) and guest-presented on Going Live! (6th March 1993). He co-presented The Red Nose Awards (1994 – 1996) and Antiques Roadshow – The Next Generation (1992 – 1993). He left The Broom Cupboard to present Live and Kicking, alongside Emma Forbes and John Barrowman (1993 – 1996). One well-remembered moment was when Terry Nutkins brought a tarantula into the studio for his animal slot and put it in Peters’ hands, in an attempt to help him overcome his arachnophobia. After a few seconds, the tarantula moved and Peters dropped it on the studio floor. Andi’s exit from the show was voted one of the biggest tear-jerking moments in TV history by Channel 4. He also presented: Take Two (22nd October 1993 – 1994); EEK (BBC One, 1994); Short Change (1996). He returned to CBBC for Hacker’s Birthday Bash: 30 Years of CBBC (2015).
Andi returned to CITV: The Noise (LWT, 1996); guesting on Scratchy & Co. He moved behind the camera as producer on The O-Zone (1995 – 1996), Gladiators: Train 2 Win (1995), An Audience with The Spice Girls (1997) and An Audience with Kylie Minogue (2001). He created the teenage strand T4 on Channel 4 (2001) and became executive producer of Top of the Pops in 2003; he resigned from that role in 2005. In 2007, he set up APM (Andi Peters’ Models Ltd) after appearing on the cover of Men’s Health, in an attempt to fill a gap in the market for fitness models. Peters’ film credits include Toy Story 2 in which he supplied the voice of Male Baggage Handler 1 – a role he was offered while interviewing director John Lasseter for Andi Meets Toy Story 2. Because of American work card laws, Peters had to provide the vocals from a studio in the UK – this was sent ‘live’ to the Pixar studio.
In 2000, he presented Andi Meets…Ricky Martin and in January 2006, he took part in ITV’s ice-skating competition Dancing on Ice. Along with fellow ex-contestant Andrea McLean, he presented fan show Dancing on Ice Extra every weekday on ITV for the rest of the show’s run. He has also hosted the Dancing on Ice tour since 2007. In June 2006 he co-hosted the new ITV Sunday morning cookery show Sunday Feast. From September 2006 – October 2006, he co-presented Channel 5’s The All Star Talent Show with Myleene Klass. On 16th December 2006, Peters made an appearance on ITV’s X Factor. As in the previous year, Peters was stationed as a reporter behind-the-scenes at a CD factory, ready to launch production of the winner’s single. He was runner-up in the third series of Celebrity MasterChef, which aired in July 2008. He narrated the ITV2 reality series The Big Reunion, which showed the reunions of various pop groups (2013 – 2014).
He appeared in the ITV daytime show Show Me the Telly a number of times towards the end of 2013. He occasionally presented ‘The Hub’ on This Morning (2013 – 2014). Since 28th April 2014, Peters has hosted competitions on the breakfast programmes Good Morning Britain and Lorraine. In 2014, he presented the ITV daytime game show Ejector Seat, which aired each weekday at 4pm. He also presented QVC’s Andi Peters’ Food Fest. Peters was a regular on the BBC Radio 1 Chris Moyles Show. Like many segments of the show, he had his own theme tune which was based on the song Rule Britannia. From August 2013, Peters joined Smooth Radio to present a new Sunday show.
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Video Clips on the Internet
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