18/02/2015 15:44 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Peter Andre Says Myleene Klass's 'Bonkers Mums' Twitter Rant Was Hilarious But Wrong

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Peter Andre attends the National Television Awards at 02 Arena on January 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)

Peter Andre has described Myleene Klass's public shaming of 'bonkers' birthday mums as 'hilarious' but added: "She shouldn't have done it publicly."

The 41-year-old dad-of-three was referring to radio and TV presenter Myleene's exposé of emails she received from the parents at her seven-year-old daughter Ava's school.

In a sarcastic reply, Myleene slammed the 'bonkers' mums, who has asked for £10 donations to buy their children's birthday presents, and claimed Ava wanted a unicorn for her birthday.

A week later the head teacher of the £5,000-a-term North London school hit out at Myleene in a newsletter to all parents.

The head wrote: "No more parking on zig zags. No more blocking in the neighbours. No more unicorns. And as my granny would've said, if you can't tweet anything nice, don't tweet anything at all."

Now reality TV star Peter – who is dad to Junior, nine, and Princess, seven, by Katie Price, and one-year-old Amelia with fiancee Emily Macdonagh – has come out in defence of Myleene – but with a caveat.

In his column for new! magazine, Pete said: "I think what Myleene wrote was hilarious and I agreed with it, but she shouldn't have done it publicly.

"It's wrong to unwillingly bring people into the limelight. If you want to embarrass someone or don't agree with someone, do it directly – not on social media."

He added: "I understand why the teacher said what she said but, then again, there was no need to do it so publicly. Two wrongs don't make a right."

Read Myleene's emails here