THOUSANDS of people turned out to see Taunton's favourite celebrity. 

Peter Andre was at Taunton's Orchard Shopping Centre from noon until 3pm to launch his new fragrance "Timeless".

Peter Andre has a lovely message of thanks to everyone reading at the County Gazette and everyone who came to visit him. 


RELATED: Read our exclusive interview with Peter Andre


The town was buzzing with excitement in anticipation for the former Im A Celeb star's arrival.

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Pete spent more than three hours talking to fans, signing autographs and taking photos. 

Queues were long in the Orchard Centre waiting to meet the star.

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Trish Caller, from Genius PR and Events, organised Pete's visit to Taunton. 

She said she's so pleased with the event and how good it is for Taunton. 

Here's a message from her: 

Pamela Stenner had been waiting since 10am.

She said: "We follow him basically everywhere he goes.

"I've got his perfume and it smells lovely."

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Sue Schroder says she is a "massive fan" and has been waiting for an hour and a half.

Here she is with Pete's new perfume:

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Little Ellie was so excited to meet Pete she was in tears. She says shes loved him for ages. 

Pete kindly turned around and spotted Ellie in the crowd. He gave her a hug and took a selfie with her for her Snapchat.

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Contributed by Jackie Boyd

I didn't know he was in town ,and couldn't believe it, so being a got to do it , grand mother, I went for it . Could tell what fragrance he had on as I had a cold ,poor me

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Peter and his team were amazing to work with and fantastic with all the fans - well done Taunton for such a brilliant turn out! Lorraine Nurcombe, Marketing and Events Coordinator, Orchard Shopping Centre.

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Have loved pete got for years xxxx so pleased to have met him xxxx

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Amazing seeing Peter Andre again I drove 222 miles from Dover me and my friend have gone to all his signings wherever he goes we go 😊

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Contributed by Gemma Evans

Finally got to meet peter lovely down to earth guy ❤

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I meet the famous Peter Andre at taunton today and he was very friendly as well

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Me and my daughter meet peter Andre at Taunton today and it was a great too meet peter Andre and me and my daughter was so excited too meet him

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It's my sisters birthday next week so I treated her!! Pete said to nice piercing mate! I was speechless and said thanks lol! He smelt nice too! Xx

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Finally met Peter Andre 😀

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Peter Andre Orchard Centre Taunton

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Me and my beautiful sister with peter, she's been waiting months for this moment 😃 Xx

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Contributed by Emily May Lenton

When meeting Peter I was suffering from a panic attack due to the overwhelming situation and crowds. As a recovering agoraphobic and being the biggest Pete fan since I was 12, I never dreamt this day would ever come. I told Peter about my struggles with severe anxiety and depression and he gave me some incredibly inspirational words or wisdom about never giving up and that things will get better, that I am strong enough to overcome anything and to have faith. Knowing Peters struggles throughout his life, hearing this from him meant more than anything and I will never forget it. I will cherish today for the rest of my life and I cannot thank him enough. What an amazing guy. Truly one in a million. Thank you Pete!!

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Meeting peter Andre xxx

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Finally got to meet Peter..amazing moment. He's just perfect!

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Contributed by Susan Beane

So happy we got to meet the lovely Peter Andre who was truely amazing, he spoke to my daughter about her anxiety and told her it will get better, and told her she will be okay, he really is a lovely man, we were lucky to get a chance to meet him :)

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Contributed by Holly Hopkins

Meet peter andre today my idol, waited so long to meet him thought this day would never happen hes such a lovely guy it was my dream to meet him and its come true thanks peter i love you you are an amazing guy xxxxx
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