Peter Andre has praised his doctor wife, Emily, as she continues to fight the coronavirus pandemic on the frontline of the NHS.
The singer, 47, says he and Emily, 30, are doing everything they can to stay safe during this difficult time, meaning they are forced to stay in separate rooms of the house.
Peter spoke from his home on Good Morning Britain on Wednesday and also spoke about home education to his four children.
Lorraine Kelly asked Peter how things were going and he said, “My appreciation for teachers is very far away.”
He added, “It’s nothing compared to what Emily does and the NHS staff and caregivers across the country. What I do is absolutely nothing about that, but it has its own challenges because I’m not used to it.
“I’m used to the kids being around, but I’m not used to the homework side of it. The kids are starting to realize that I am not as smart as I thought I was! ‘
Lorraine then asked Peter if he has any structure or routine, and he replied, “Yes, but as most guys will know, we’re not doing it right, it’s going to be destruction, destruction! It’s all a mess.
“For example, yesterday I was trying to make bread between their homework and doing things, and I mean, the thing almost exploded.”
Piers Morgan then said that he took care of his daughter for a while, adding that “the fathers have been getting away with murder for years.”
Pete said, “That’s exactly right, Piers. We’ve been getting away with murder for years, I’ve now realized that.”
Piers then said that he should be proud of Emily, who is a doctor and works at the front.
Pete replied, ‘Yeah, I’m … Emily, along with all the NHS staff and caregivers are now exposed to something … when they get home, their exposure means we have to be careful, they have to be careful of course, so we have to have a certain distance, because we don’t want the kids to catch it, so it’s a bit of a tough time.
“But she’s my absolute hero for doing this, so many people just step on the board. This is a very serious problem and I agree with you all the time when you tell people, “Listen to what’s going on. This is not a joke, this is serious. ‘
Piers asked Pete if Emily is concerned about a lack of protective equipment at work, and Pete said, “Yes, I honestly feel it. Maybe they just weren’t prepared for this … it’s clear because you can see the protective gear they wear is just a paper mask that won’t be as protective. ‘
He added, “She’s clearly telling me a lot of things because of confidentiality, but since she’s been pretty exposed to the virus in the past few days, it means she’s home now … we have to … it’s weird to to say, but we have to be in separate rooms and the reason is that I am the one who should have the kids now and so if I get exposed to it too … I’m just afraid the kids will get it. ‘
Pete’s daughter, Princess, came into the video and Lorraine asked if he was doing it right and said, “No! He’s not smart! ‘
Piers asked Princess what her father’s cooking is and she said, “His cooking is best!” Pete added, “I’ve found my place!”
As to how she feels at home and out of school, Princess said, “It’s nice to be home, but school is probably better to learn.”
And when she kept in touch with friends, she said, “I’m just texting on my phone.”
Pete said, “She shouldn’t have her phone in her room, but it means she can only be on the phone when she’s down, so she’s looking down her head all the time when she’s here.
“But she has a lot of homework to do. Junior had seven hours of homework yesterday.
‘Personally I find it a bit hard because the kids are not used to being at home and doing schoolwork at home, but I’m not a headmaster, I’m not a teacher, I’m only doing what I’ve been told to do – they will be accordingly marked. ‘
On Monday, Pete praised Emily and her colleagues for admitting she was there risk of coronavirus.
The former pop star shared a photo of his wife and her medical colleagues holding up signs urging people to stay at home, thanking all NHS employees for the incredible work they are doing.
Proud: Peter took to Instagram on Monday to declare that he is ‘proud’ of his wife Emily and her colleagues as they continue to work at the local NHS hospital amid chaos from the corona virus
He wrote, “Proud 🙂 Thank you very much to ALL NHS and the caregivers across the country.”
Meanwhile in her writing OK! magazine column, Emily described the reality of being a doctor during this scary time, noting that she was aware of her increased risk of getting Covid-19.
She wrote, “At the time of writing, I, Pete and the kids are fine. As a doctor, I will of course continue to work, unless one of us develops symptoms.
“Chances are some will probably get it, but we just need to be sensible and listen to the government’s advice.”
Please! The former pop star shared a photo of his wife and her medical colleagues holding up signs urging people to stay at home
Grateful: Peter thanked the healthcare professions in the UK
While Emily continued her vital work at their local NHS hospital, Peter Andre became a school teacher for the day raising his four children at home.
Mysterious Girl’s hitmaker laid out a huge polka dot picnic mat for his four children to start their home schooling with an arts and crafts day.
Princess, 12, had a pretty rainbow next to her brother Junior, 14, and their half-sister Amelia, 6, while little Theodore, 3, was trying to climb on his toy box.
Spooky! Emily described the reality of being a doctor during this scary time, noting her awareness of her increased risk of catching Covid-19 (pictured in July 2019)
Peter’s post came just hours before Prime Minister Boris Johnson set up a nationwide blockade in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
On Monday, 335 people died from more than 5,683 Covid-19 cases in the UK, and now people are not allowed to leave their homes – with a few exceptions.
Only essential work that cannot be done at home, exercise, and the collection of food or medical supplies are valid reasons for going outside.
Weddings and social gatherings are prohibited and all shops should not be opened, except for those selling food and medicines.
Sports events, music festival and other social gatherings have been canceled or postponed due to the crisis.