Peter Andre reveals daughter Amelia has scarlet fever just days before Christmas 2022 - amid Strep A outbreak

Peter Andre has explained his fears as a parent following his daughter Amelia’s Strep A diagnosis.

Peter Andre has revealed that his daughter Amelia has come down with scarlet fever just a matter of days before Christmas. The diagnosis comes at a time when the UK has suffered an outbreak of Strep A with at least 20 children having died of the illness since September.

Mysterious Girl singer and dad-of-four Peter opened up on what has been a “tough” build-up to the festive season to The Mirror. He explained his gratitude that his wife Emily is a well regarded doctor.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

He told reporters: “We have been struck down with all sorts of things. It started with Bista having a 24-hour bug that she passed to me, that was very nice of her!

“Then I got a 24-hour bug, she then developed tonsillitis, then Theo got tonsillitis and he’s still on antibiotics. And now Millie has got scarlet fever and so she’s got a rash all over and it’s like oh no!”

Peter Andre explained how it has been a bad time for parents in the UK following the outbreak of Strep A across the country. At least 20 children under the age of 15 have died from the illness in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since September.

Getty Images

According to the NHS, Strep A - often referred to as scarlet fever - is a “contagious infection that mostly affects young children.” Most infections are mild and easily treated with the most common symptoms being a rash, a fever, scabs and sores, as well as nausea and vomiting.

Related topics:

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.