Peter Andre 'stepping back from music industry' to make way for chart-topping son Junior - Mirror Online

Peter Andre ‘stepping back from music industry’ to make way for chart-topping son Junior – Mirror Online

Junior Andre reckons his dad Pete is ‘stepping back from the music industry’ after his son stormed the charts with his debut single.

The 16-year-old bagged the number one spot on iTunes with his smash hit Slide – 27 years after Pete’s Mysterious Girl.

The father-of-four, 49, is taking a hands on approach to Junior’s career with the teen revealing the Aussie is ready to make way for his protégé.

Recalling the moment Pete first introduced him to a recording studio, Junior said: “Me and my dad sort of looked at each other and he said, ‘It’s your time now, son’.

“I couldn’t stop smiling. It was the happiest I’d ever been. I feel like I found myself in life – this is what I want to do.

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“I go back to that day, and I remember I was so proud of myself, and my dad was so proud of me,” he told the Daily Star.

Slide stormed to the top of the charts within hours of its release, selling more than Harry Styles and Lady Gaga.

However despite his impressive success, Junior is still a teenager and says he still has rules to follow.

Describing the reality of releasing a record, he revealed: “I would sleep in a studio. Obviously, I’m not an adult yet so I have a curfew. But my dad knows how it gets, when you want to record more but you have to be home at a certain time.”

Doting dad Pete shared his excitement when Slide shot to number one, sharing snapshots of the iTunes chart with the caption: “What a start. Wow son. Let’s get him to number 1! Thanks everyone that’s downloading this for him.”

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The teen’s mum Katie Price also congratulated her son, saying she was “so proud”, and uploaded screenshots of her listening to the track.

Junior performed Slide at a launch party, which was attended by his sister Princess.

A crowd of excited fans were serenaded by the star, who looked very much at home on stage.

But there was no-one more excited than doting dad Pete, who gushed: “You have no idea how proud I am of you tonight son.

“Born to do it.”

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