When we heard Rylan Clark was being touted to front Big Brother's Bit On The Side, we didn't bat an eyelid. In fact, we were expecting it, what with the production line of reality stars pouring into post prime time telly these days. But when we discovered Peter Andre was branching out into painting and decorating, we found ourselves a little lost for words.
Pete's lead a pretty public life since his 2004 appearance on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! Yes, it was THAT long ago. Between re-releasing 'Mysterious Girl', marrying and divorcing Katie Price, and tragically losing his brother to cancer, it's been all go for the 40-year-old former Aussie heartthrob, but he's never let anything stand in the way of his kids and his career.
Not content with having his own reality TV series to worry about, Pete's been snapped up by ITV to front 60 Minute Makeover, a venture that will see him leading a team of designers and workmen around the UK, transforming homes and solving interior design dilemmas. They've even changed the name of the show to Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover. Fact.
Now, I don't know about you, but the idea of Peter Andre giving someone's house a makeover is a wee bit odd in my book. Yes, fair play to him for taking whatever opportunities come his way and all that, but do we really need MORE of him on the telly? Can't we just go back to the days when he was the fella frolicking in the waterfall?
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen he is not, but Peter's still looking forward to solving the world's design dilemmas. "I am delighted to be the new presenter of Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover. I love these sorts of shows and although this is a completely different experience for me, it is a much loved show and I am hoping to bring a new twist to it", he said.
Y'know, he seems like a lovely bloke, and we genuinely do wish him well. It's just that this whole thing is, well, to quote the man himself, insania.