Peter Andre jokes about 'elephant in the room' as he addresses 'chipolata' jibe

Peter Andre has spoken out about Rebekah Vardy's comment. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Peter Andre has spoken out about Rebekah Vardy's comment. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Peter Andre showed his sense of humour as he jokingly referred to the “elephant in the room” as he was discussing Rebekah Vardy’s 'chipolata' jibe on Loose Women.

Vardy made the remark in an interview in 2001, saying the 'Mysterious Girl' singer had the "smallest trouser equipment" she’d seen.

It came up again during the 'Wagatha Christie' trial at London's High Court earlier this month, and Andre responded with a moving video in which he said he’d had to endure years of mocking.

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Asked about it on Loose Women on Friday, he quipped: “Are you asking me to address the elephant in the room?”

“Did I say elephant?” he asked, as the panellists giggled.

Rebekah and Jamie Vardy leaves the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, as the high-profile libel battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney continues. Picture date: Tuesday May 17, 2022.
Rebekah Vardy's comment recently came up in court. (PA)

Becoming serious, Andre said it was difficult that the story kept coming up again and again.

“On reflection on that, I think it is not the fact that something was said, because I think we all say stupid things right?” he said.

“It is more about the fact that something is brought up again and again and again and again. At some point you kind of go, OK, like...

Peter Andre explained it was a fake tattoo during an appearance on 'Loose Women'. (ITV)
Peter Andre has said there would be outrage if a similar remark was made about a woman. (ITV)

“And that is the only thing, it becomes more than just that. We all say stupid things. Everyone does. I am sure I have said many stupid things in my life.”

In his Instagram video, the singer said he’d been teased for years and that there would be “outrage” if someone had made similar comments about a woman’s anatomy.

“The only one that sits there and takes hit after hit about it is me,” he said.

“Think about how it would feel if it was the other way around, that's all I'm saying.”

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“It's not fair that something like this can happen again and again and again and we talk about all sorts of things, about mental health, about being kind and all that sort of stuff, and nothing seems to change,” he added.

Watch: Peter Andre speaks out about Rebekah Vardy's 'chipolata' jibe