25/08/2016 12:06 BST

Peter Andre Sparks 'Loose Women' Debate By Revealing He Weighs Junior And Princess

The dad-of-three worries his kids will get 'too skinny'.

Peter Andre has revealed he weighs his two oldest children to make sure they’re “not too skinny”.

The dad-of-three, 43, to Junior, 11, Princess, nine, and Amelia, two, was discussing the issue of child obesity on ITV’s ‘Loose Women’.

“I am conscious of my kid’s weight in a completely different way,” he told the panellists.  

“I don’t know if I’m doing the right thing but I weigh them, because I want them to put on weight.”

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Peter Andre was criticised for saying he weighs his two oldest children on 'Loose Women'. 

Andre continued to say he was a “skinny kid” so if he sees his children not eating much, he gets concerned. 

“You hear things all the time that kids say things at school,” he added. “My daughter’s friend at school thought she was overweight and she was very thin. So it concerns me.

“It’s my way of trying to boost them up.”

However fellow panellists disagreed with Andre, claiming they don’t weigh themselves let alone children.

“I’m not a parent but I probably wouldn’t weigh my children,” guest panellist Ferne McCann said.

“This day and age it’s so much about body image, if you’re putting that into practice by weighing them, they might be more focused on it later on in life.”

Andre defended himself, adding: “Don’t get me wrong, when I say I weigh them I do it in a way that it’s a bit of fun.

“I can understand what you’re saying.”

ITV’s ‘Loose Women’ is on weekdays from 12.30pm. 

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