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Peter Andre, 47, is ‘secretly battling coronavirus at home’

Peter Andre is reportedly secretly battling coronavirus at home. 

The singer, 47, has kept quiet on social media, instead posting presents and balloons for his daughter Amelia’s seventh birthday on Thursday, but is said to be feeling ‘extremely tired’. 

Pete, whose wife Emily, 31, is working on the frontline as a NHS doctor, is said to have begun to feel unwell a few days ago but didn’t suspect he had caught the contagious virus. 

Peter Andre is reportedly secretly battling coronavirus at home

A source told The Sun: ‘Peter started feeling unwell a few days ago, but he didn’t suspect that he had Covid, despite feeling extremely tired and unwell.

‘But he decided to go for a test to make sure as he started feeling very weak, which is unusual for him and he struggles to breathe sometimes. 

‘Because Emily is working and the UK is in lockdown, Pete has no option but to look after his four children as normal and isolate away from Emily at home. There’s no-one else to look after the children and he doesn’t want to put anyone else at risk of catching it.’

Quarantine: The whole family - Pete and Emily's two children; Amelia and Theo, four, and Princess, 13, and Junior, 15,- are in quarantine (pictured last year)

Quarantine: The whole family – Pete and Emily’s two children; Amelia and Theo, four, and Princess, 13, and Junior, 15,- are in quarantine (pictured last year)

Doctor: Pete's wife Emily has been working on the frontline since the pandemic began

Doctor: Pete’s wife Emily has been working on the frontline since the pandemic began 

The insider added the whole family- Pete and Emily’s two children; Amelia and Theo, four, and Princess, 13, and Junior, 15,- are now in quarantine.  

MailOnline has contacted Pete’s representatives for comment. 

While Pete remained quiet about the state of health, he did upload an Instagram showing the presents and balloons for Amelia’s birthday.

Tough: The singer, 47, has kept quiet on social media, instead posting presents and balloons for his daughter Amelia's 7th birthday on Thursday but is said to be feeling 'extremely tired'

Tough: The singer, 47, has kept quiet on social media, instead posting presents and balloons for his daughter Amelia’s 7th birthday on Thursday but is said to be feeling ‘extremely tired’

The singer had splashed out on a new purple bike and had lovingly gift-wrapped her presents with white bows. 

He wrote: ‘Happy 7th birthday to my beautiful, kind and incredibly clever daughter Amelia. Love you to the moon and back …..and back. Its going be a quiet one but still as special as ever even if it’s distanced ps thank you to @tofclass_ for delivering our balloons at such short notice. Amazing.’

It comes after Pete shared his heartache about not being able to visit his elderly parents during the pandemic. 

'I miss them': It comes after Pete shared his heartache about not being able to visit his elderly parents during the pandemic

‘I miss them’: It comes after Pete shared his heartache about not being able to visit his elderly parents during the pandemic

Before he fell ill with the virus, the singer revealed he begged the Australian embassy to let him visit his elderly parents due to the country’s strict travel rules. 

In his New! Magazine column, the musician insisted it’s his ‘number one priority’ to travel to see his dad Savvas, 87, and mum Thea, 84, who currently ‘isn’t very well’.

The father-of-four said: ‘I actually contacted the Australian Embassy because there are special circumstances whereby family members can fly over, but sadly I don’t fit the criteria.’ 

TV personality Peter expressed his hopes to meet up with his beloved relatives as he added: ‘My number one priority this year is to go and see my mum and dad in Australia, as I miss them too much. 

Breakthrough: Last month, Emily said she had felt emotional when she saw elderly people receive the first approved coronavirus vaccines (pictured last February)

Breakthrough: Last month, Emily said she had felt emotional when she saw elderly people receive the first approved coronavirus vaccines (pictured last February) 

‘I’m anxiously awaiting the borders opening as it’s been upsetting not seeing them, especially as my mum isn’t very well.’

While Pete has been homeschooling his children, Emily has been working on the frontline. 

Last month, Emily said she had felt emotional when she saw elderly people receive the first approved coronavirus vaccines, days after Health Secretary Matt Hancock burst into tears on Good Morning Britain on ‘V-Day.’ 

She said in her OK! Magazine column: ‘I didn’t quite shed a tear like Health Secretary Matt Hancock but I thought it was quite sweet he got emotional on Good Morning Britain  

‘He must have had the worst year of his life at work after being interrogated and slated so he must just feel relief that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

‘It also shows people that he does actually care as I know that’s often been questioned.’ 

Back in June, Emily revealed she had tested positive for coronavirus, but says that does not mean she now has immunity.

She said she had suspected she had caught the disease and had protected her family by quarantining herself away from husband Peter and their children.

Pro vaccine: Back in June, Emily previously tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated away from husband Peter and their two children

Pro vaccine: Back in June, Emily previously tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated away from husband Peter and their two children

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