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Peter Andre denies telling fans not to touch him over coronavirus fears

Signs were apparently posted at an event with the singer asking them to also avoid taking selfies.

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Peter Andre (Ian West/PA)

Peter Andre (Ian West/PA)

Peter Andre (Ian West/PA)

Peter Andre has denied that he refused to touch fans at a recent event over coronavirus fears.

The singer said he was shocked to learn signs were posted at a Q&A event in Southampton telling his supporters not to take selfies or have physical contact with him.

He wrote on Twitter: “Ok this must be a wind up because I hugged Everyone I met.

“People were saying to me that they had been told not to touch me and that there were signs.I thought they were joking. Brilliant.

“I am now officially a diva without being a diva .

“On a serious note though don’t touch me.”

A picture of a sign, apparently posted at Southampton Central Hall at the An Evening With Peter Andre event, was shared on Twitter, reading: “Due to recent cases of the coronavirus please DO NOT have any physical contact with Peter Andre.

“Please DO NOT take any selfies with Peter Andre.

“Apologies for any inconvenience.”

Meanwhile, TV presenter Lorraine Kelly said her daughter Rosie Smith, 24, is self-isolating in Singapore amid fears about the Covid-19 virus.

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Lorraine Kelly and daughter Rosie Smith (Ian West/PA)

Kelly told ITV’s Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid: “My husband has just sent me some pictures from Heathrow, he’s on his way to see Rosie in Singapore. It’s dead, absolutely dead, there’s nothing there.

“When he went to check in he said ‘Are you busy?’ and they just laughed.

“My daughter is sort of self-isolated because she’s got a bit of a cold.”

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