Peter Andre has been longing to jet to Australia to see his beloved parents – after travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic has kept them apart.
And this week, the 48-year-old thought he would be able to finally be reunited with his mum Thea, 84, dad, Savva, 87, and sister Debbie when he saw news that Down Under are planning to relax restrictions from November.
The excited the Mysterious Girl hitmaker took to social media to share his glee at the idea of being able to see his loved ones – who he last saw in February 2020 – in the flesh by sharing an image of a news story.
The announcement read: “Australia rejoins the world: Country will FINALLY reopen its borders in November and allow vaccinated citizens to travel abroad and return home.”
Atop of the screenshot, Peter typed: “I hope this is true.”
However, his excitement was shortlived as he soon did some research and discoverd that he wouldn’t be eligible to enter Oz as the rule relaxation is only for Australian citizens.
Updaying his fans, he reposted the headline again and told fans: “Oh no… It’s only for Aussie citizens, which I’m not” alongside a crying emoji.
Peteholds UK citizenship after he was born in Harrow, England and later moved to Australia with his parents aged six.
In August Peter shared his anxiety at being apart from his elderly parents.
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He told MailOnline : “What if they need me? It is such an intense feeling.”
The star spoke about how in the past he would immediately travel to Australia from his home in the UK if his parents needed him and fell ill, but this is not the case during the Covid-19 health crisis.
Peter added: “I speak to my dad pretty much every day. The only saving grace is that my sister is there.
“I know that everyone is in the same position and when you know that… I am not singled out. No one from here can go to Australia.”
he father-of-four has also discussed how he has struggled to speak with his parents over FaceTime.
“It is really difficult not knowing when I’ll be able to see them again in person,” he noted.
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