Pop star Peter Andre featured in the controversial film in a dance contest to meet the King Of Pop
Peter Andre has been spotted in the Michael Jackson Leaving Neverland documentary as a young boy taking part in a contest to meet the King Of Pop.
The controversial film aired in the UK for the first time last night, and it’s now been revealed that Peter made a surprising cameo.
The Australian singer, 46, was just a child when he entered a 1987 dance competition which offered youngsters the opportunity to win a face-to-face with the Thriller star.
He was seen wearing a fedora hat and a red bow tie, along with Jackson’s signature short trousers, white socks and loafers.
Peter – who is a longtime fan of Jackson – confirmed to The Sun that it is him in Leaving Neverland.
He reportedly came second in the contest, which was won by Wade Robson – who went on to allege Jackson sexually abused him.
Wade was actually too young to enter the competition at the time, and if he’d been caught, Peter would have won the competition that would have introduced him to Jackson.
After winning the contest, Wade danced with the King of Pop at a concert in Australia the following night.
He was befriended by the superstar and went on to move to America, where he alleges he was groomed and then sexually abused by Jackson.
Robson’s harrowing story was featured in the documentary alongside that of James Safechuck
News of Peter’s surprise appearance in Leaving Neverland comes days after the Mysterious Girl star defended Jackson in light of the sex abuse claims.
Peter took to his new! magazine column to remind fans he was acquitted of any wrongdoing in 2005.
The dad-of-four said: “There’s a new Michael Jackson documentary on this week and it has caused a lot of controversy about sexual abuse.
First and foremost what I will say is we have to rely on the justice system and we mustn’t forget that he was acquitted of not just one, but all child molestation charges during his trial in 2005.”
The disgraced star’s music was banned from BBC Radio 2 before the documentary hit screens.
The Mysterious Girl singer went on to claim that if Jackson is ever proven to be guilty then “it’s absolutely terrible”.
However, he did not agree with banning the King of Pop from the airwaves.
“You can’t just stop listening to an artist’s music due to accusations alone.
And let’s not forget some of his songs weren’t even written by him,” he went on.
Leaving Neverland contains explosive allegations of child abuse against the King Of Pop, who died in 2009, and has sparked outraged among some of Jackson’s most ardent fans.
Peter added that fans must also remember the singer isn’t here to “defend himself” and sympathised with his family.