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Byline: By Avril Deane

I'll bet you didn't know that Peter Andre, canny Peter Andre, visited Ashington High School in the mid-90s when he was at the height of his fame.

I was talking to one of the teachers the other night, asking what she remembered about the day he arrived at the school. She thought about it for ages, then was forced to admit "absolutely nothing" which was not what I wanted to hear, especially since I voted three times for him on Monday night during the final.

My best friend wasn't impressed either. She had only watched a few minutes of the whole of I'm a Celebrity and looked at me with raised eyebrows as I told her the finale was the best 90 minutes of television there has been for years.

It had everything" and Ant and Dec. It was funny and emotional, scary and tummy turning, heart- warming and courageous, eye opening and eye closing (the sight of posh Jennie Bond eating insects with her hair in those silly bunches was simply horrible). I cried when Kerry's husband Bryan arrived to kiss her and though I still can't quite forgive her for missing her baby's first birthday, I thought she was a worthy winner of the contest that defies description and beggars belief.

Meanwhile, if Mr Andre wants to visit Ashington High School again on his trip to Britain, I'd like to confirm that I'm available to help "
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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 14, 2004
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