Peter Andre has no 'ill feeling' towards Rebekah Vardy over 'chipolata' jibe

The star said that everybody says 'stupid things' sometimes

Peter Andre performs live at the Hampton Court Palace Festival 2015 at Hampton Court Palace in London.
Peter Andre said he doesn't have any 'ill feeling' about Rebekah Vardy. (PA Images/Alamy)

Peter Andre has said he doesn’t have any “ill feeling” towards Rebekah Vardy over her “chipolata” comment but that the problem is that it comes up so often.

Vardy made the remark in an interview more than 20 years ago, saying the Mysterious Girl singer had the “smallest trouser equipment” she’d seen.

Andre, 50, has previously said he’s had to endure years of mocking over the jibe.

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Addressing it on the Off Air podcast, the star revealed he doesn’t hold a grudge.

Rebekah Vardy arrives at the Royal Courts Of Justice, London, Wednesday, May 11, 2022. A trial involving two soccer spouses, one of whom publicly called out the other for allegedly leaking her private social media posts to a British tabloid newspaper, opened Tuesday in London. Rebekah Vardy, 40, sued for libel after Coleen Rooney, 36, accused her of sharing the Instagram content with The Sun newspaper in October 2019. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
Rebekah Vardy made the comment in 2001. (PA via AP)

“I don't hold any ill feeling and I'll tell you why,” he said.

“Because at the time it was said it wasn't very nice, that wasn't the problem - people say stupid things, we all do.

“I've said many stupid things in my life that if I could go back I would clip myself around the head for the things that I have said. Even the old reality shows when I would talk in a way that I would never talk now.

“And yet that wasn't the problem, the problem for me was that it was brought up again and again and again.”

The father-of-four went on: “For me, the ill feeling isn't with the person. It was something stupid was said, so what?”

“We've all said stupid things,” he said.

Peter Andre, Fantasia Festival, Maldon, Essex © Clarissa Debenham / Alamy
Peter Andre on stage. (Clarissa Debenham / Alamy)

Last year, Vardy’s comment came up again amid her 'Wagatha Christie' trial at London's High Court, where she said she regretted it.

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Andre later addressed it on Instagram, saying that he had been teased for years over the remark

The star also said that there would be “outrage” if someone had made similar comments about a woman’s anatomy.

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