Andi managed to get on the wrong side of Gwen Stefani during his TOTP days (Pictures: REX)From Live and Kicking through to Good Morning Britain, Andi Peters has encountered a number of celebs in his 30 year career.
So when given the opportunity, how could we resist prying about how nice stars really are behind closed doors?
Speaking exclusively to Metro.co.uk, the ever-professional host wouldn’t spill all the details – but did mention that his stint as a Top Of The Pops presenter brought about some memorable encounters that weren’t all that positive.
‘I had a run-in with Gwen Stefani once, at Top Of The Pops when I stopped one of her rehearsals. She wasn’t best pleased,’ he told us.
While it was all glitz and glam for the cameras, it appears that things behind the scenes popstars weren’t as willing to be as nice as some would hope – but it’s unfortunately par for the course and Andi has learned to take it all on the chin.
‘At Top of the Pops you’re always dealing with people with big egos,’ Andi explained. ‘Pop stars have very big egos generally.’
Andi’s kids TV days became a crash course on dealing with divas (Picture: Getty)‘So that was always a lot of fun, going “Oh, what is today’s trauma gonna be?!”‘ he laughed.
As it turns out, even when he was trying to be nice, he found himself getting into trouble, with another unnamed diva lobbing donuts out of their dressing room in a rage.
‘We used to put things in people’s dressing room as gifts, and somebody threw Krispy Kremes – it was when they first came out – somebody threw the donuts out of the room and screamed “I don’t want these things in my room!!” We were like “…we were only being nice!” he told us.
‘I don’t remember who it was, I just remember the team going “Oh they’ve thrown the donuts out the room!”’
Gwen Stefani left a lasting impression on Andi – but not for the best reasons (Picture: Rex)‘Pop stars are always interesting to deal with, movie stars as well,’ Andi continued.
‘Difference is, movie stars you don’t normally get direct access to, whereas popstars, you knock on their dressing room and you’re allowed in to bring their lunch, a movie star you knock on the door and someone else would come and take the lunch from you.
‘You’d never be allowed to see a movie star.’
Andi is now fronting a new campaign for eve sleep (Picture: EveSleep)After remaining a TV constant for three decades, Andi is now trying his hand at podcasting, joining forces with Eve Sleep for their ‘Refuse to Snooze’ campaign to get people up in the morning.
It’s a topic that Andi, who has to regularly be up and ready for Good Morning Britain in the wee hours, found easy – seeing as he doesn’t have the luxury to be able to use it.
‘[I’m in bed by] nine o’clock. Woo hoo! Rock and Roll!,’ he joked. ‘If I’m doing a live broadcast I try to be in bed for nine o’clock. I might be getting up at 4 so at least then that gives me seven hours sleep.’
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In the nine-minute long installments, Andi has had guests including Katie Piper – who admitted to having a crush on Andi’s workmate, Piers Morgan.
Jodie Kidd, Chris Robshaw, Anna Richardson and Anthony Ogogo have also made appearances.
Refuse To Snooze with Andi Peters in association with eve sleep, is available on iTunes, Spotify, TuneIn and Stitcher. To find out more, visit www.evesleep.co.uk/podcast.
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