Peter Andre has defended buying his son Junior a car for £ 25,000 for his 17th birthday when he revealed that the vehicle ‘was not brand new’.
The singer, 49, pampered his son with an Audi A1 for his 17th birthday, despite Junior not being able to drive yet as he has just started teaching.
But Peter defended ‘pampering’ Junior when he revealed that the vehicle was used and said he did not think it would ‘set the right example’ to get him a new car.
Gift: Peter Andre has defended buying his son Junior a car for £ 25,000 for his 17th birthday when he revealed that the vehicle ‘was not brand new’
Writes in new! magazine, he said: ‘I may have spoiled him with an Audi A1, which is the one he really wanted, but it was not brand new – so it was not exactly what he wanted!
‘I do not think a new car would be the right example. He has started teaching and I am sure it will not be long before he is on the move. ‘
Last week, Junior revealed that his father gave him a £ 25,000 car with a personal number plate for his 17th birthday.
The singer, whose mother is Katie Price, debuted his new vehicle on his Instagram page last Monday when he revealed it was his ‘dream car’.
Flash: The 49-year-old singer pampered his son with an Audi A1 for his 17th birthday, despite Junior not being able to drive yet as he has just started teaching
In a snap, Junior sat on the bonnet of the flash-black Audi, holding his keys to the car, which has a personal license plate that spelled his name.
Junior cut a casual figure in black jeans, a dark hoodie and blue high-top sneakers as he celebrated his birthday.
In a caption next to the post, Junior said he was ‘grateful’ for the generous gift and talked about his debut single Slide while following in his father’s musical footsteps.
He whispered, ‘Couldn’t be more grateful right now. I’ll be releasing my debut single ‘SLIDE’ on Friday, June 17th, and my dad just got me my dream car. ‘
Since his post, Junior’s debut single Slide has hit number one on the UK iTunes pop list.
Present: But Peter defended to “spoil” Junior when he revealed that the vehicle was used and said he did not think it would “set the right example” to get him a new car
His father Peter also took to Instagram to mark his son’s birthday in a cute post, which he praised Junior for his generosity and for being a ‘big son’.
Hitmaker The Mysterious Girl shared a montage of photos of him and Junior through the ages, including a recent selfie of them at a Unicef event.
He wrote: ‘You are kind, you are humble, you are generous. You work hard and you study hard. You are a wonderful brother and a wonderful person.
‘But the best thing about all this for me is that you’re an amazing son. You are my son. And I’m proud in every way. CONGRATULATIONS on your 17th birthday @officialjunior_andre. ‘
Prior to Junior’s birthday, Peter said he would not get his son an expensive car as it had to be ‘sensible’.
Happy: Junior, whose mother is Katie Price, debuted his new vehicle on his Instagram page last Monday when he revealed it was his ‘dream car’
He wrote in news! magazine: ‘I spent last week looking for his first car and asked him to give me a list of models he likes so the gift will be a surprise of the day.
“I do not want him to be too flashy. This is his first car and he must be sensible.”
Peter also shares his daughter Princess at 14 with his ex-wife Katie, while he also shares children Amelia at eight and Theodore at five with his wife Emily.
In addition to launching his music career, Junior a global sensation after visiting Binley Mega Chippy and filming a TikTok video outside.
The chip shop in Coventry has been flooded with tourists pouring in from as far away as Portugal and Australia after a catchy music video was posted on TikTok.
Throwback: Peter celebrated his son’s birthday by sharing a series of cute photos of him and Junior
Cute: In a caption, Peter also praised Junior for his generosity and for being a ‘big son’ when he marked his birthday
And Junior was caught by the fanfare after filming himself outside, showing a number of customers queuing out of the store.
Binley Mega Chippy is attracting thousands of customers from across the UK and the world after a fan raved about it on social media.
Owner Kamal Gandhi, 70, has now seen profits rise by as much as 30 percent, with queues of fans regularly seen outside.
Junior was seen performing his new song Slide outside the now famous chippy.
Career: Junior also recently celebrated the release of his debut single Slide as he follows in his father’s musical footsteps
He started it: ‘I spy with my two eyes, something that begins with B.’
The video then changed to Junior standing outside the fish and chip vendor as the words ‘Binley Mega Chippy’ played over some plinky-plonk music.
The clip quickly went viral on TikTok with over 2.6 million people watching it.
Junior follows in his father’s footsteps as he starts a career in the music industry, and Peter recently revealed that he was leading his son.
Viral: In addition to launching his music career, Junior became a global sensation after visiting Binley Mega Chippy and filming a TikTok video outside
In April, he performed virtually on Wednesday’s Lorraine and told host Christine Lampard that he is ‘proud but also scared’ of his budding musician son.
During the chat, Peter explained: ‘I took him to the studio and he came into the booth and everyone was like’ oh! ‘. And I said ‘look, let’s focus on him right now’ ‘
Peter revealed that he is in a way his manager, but would like to make sure he has the freedom to do his own thing, saying: ‘I manage him in the sense that I am there with him all the way. We want to give him some artistic freedom. ‘
The father of four appeared in the Australian singing competition New Faces at the age of 16, and became famous with his singles Mysterious Girl and Flava.
Family: Peter (pictured with his wife Emily) also shares his daughter Princess at 14 with his ex-wife Katie, while he also shares children Amelia at eight and Theodore at five with his wife Emily