Pete is co-hosting a new show throughout December, presenting Saturday Morning Live with broadcaster Ellie Costello from 10am to 12 noon.
The new duo kicked off their show this weekend (December 2), but many of Pete’s loyal fans have been left disappointed.
Taking to X, formerly Twitter, after his first show, Pete shared a series of photos of himself and his new co-star.
He penned: ‘Great first day today on @GBNEWS Thank you all for making me feel so welcome. Thank you @elliecostelloTV for being a star. Join us on Saturdays throughout December.’
Peter Andre presents on GB News alongside Ellie Costello (Picture: Peter Andre/Instagram)
Pete’s signing to the channel has rubbed many fans up the wrong way (Picture: Peter Andre/Instagram)
Pete and Ellie weighed in on a variety of topics for their first show (Picture: GB News)
Reacting to Pete’s presenting debut on social media, several of his followers expressed their shock, given that GB News has a reputation for platforming divisive figures – such as Laurence Fox – and airing anti-LGBTQ+ views.
One person wrote to the Australian star: ‘How disappointing. I thought you were better than that Peter. GB News is awful, biased and LGBT+ phobic. Unfollowed.’
‘I honestly thought you were an ally to the LGBTQ+ community, so disappointed’, another echoed.
Another asked: ‘What a massive career ending mistake this will prove to be. Are you really this desperate for a job?’
India Willoughby, a broadcaster and Britain’s first trans national television newsreader, also posted: ‘Bloody awful Peter Andre. GB News: A channel that promotes racism, homophobia and transphobia. Yet you’re willing to turn a blind eye to all that.’
As for Pete’s actual presenting skills, the reviews weren’t exactly glowing in that department either.
‘Caught a few minutes of Peter Andre on GB News. My gosh, he was so awful. Really terrible. Could barely string a cohesive thought together. He’ll fit right in’, one person mocked.
Another branded Pete’s signing ‘a joke’ and asked ‘what does he know’ about subjects such as politics and journalism.
It wasn’t all bad for Pete, however, as some of GB News’ devout fans had good things to say.
‘They are brilliant 🙌 highly entertaining & great debate! This duo are a sure fire success GB News!’, one person commented on an Instagram clip.
During his first show, Pete and Ellie were joined by guests as they reacted to the royal race row, the vaping epidemic in children, and King Charles wearing a tie depicting the Greek flag.
Pete isn’t the only new face on GB News at the moment.
It was announced in October that former Prime Minister Boris Johnson would be joining the channel in 2024, when he will ‘play a key role’ in its coverage of the UK general election and US elections.
Meanwhile, actor John Cleese hosts a new talk show called The Dinosaur Hour, where he interviews different guests.
Although, the Monty Python star previously admitted he was struggling to book interviewees, due to the channel’s controversial nature.
Announcing his GB News signing several weeks back, I’m A Celeb star Pete expressed his excitement.
The Australian pop star will host on GB News throughout December (Picture: JMEnternational/Getty Images)
‘I can’t wait. Ellie and I got on so well in May, and although I was quite nervous because Breakfast is such a tough gig, I really loved it,’ he said.
Pete and Ellie previously hosted three episodes together in May when the pair stood in for Eamonn Holmes and Isabel Webster.
‘Viewers are really included in GB News programmes, so there’s an intimacy to your relationship with the audience that’s rare in television,’ he added.
Saturday Morning Live airs on GB News from 10am to 12 noon on Saturdays.
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