Peter Andre launches cancer foundation in memory of brother Andrew

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Peter Andre has teamed up with Cancer Research UK to launch a new foundation in memory of his late brother Andrew.

The Peter Andre Foundation will raise funds for the charity’s Cancer Awareness Roadshow, which is sending nurses around the country on buses to give people check-ups.

‘Guys are stubborn. I’m very stubborn,’ says Peter, 40.

‘We wait until something is really really wrong or until your partner is nagging you to go and eventually you go and get checked up and sometimes you’ve left it too long. Early detection is key.

‘If you see a bus… you know there’s cancer nurses on board, you know there’s a private room, no appointments, you can just walk on.’

Peter was devastated when Andrew, 54, lost his battle with kidney cancer in December and is still finding it difficult to cope with his grief.

He’ll be seen breaking down on Thursday’s episode of his reality show My Life – but he’s determined to find something positive to focus on.

‘When a tragedy happens in your family, you get angry at the disease, you turn your back on it, you don’t want to know about it,’ Peter tells This Morning.

‘And then eventually you turn around and say: “Hang on a second, we’ve got to do something,” because there are many families that are going through this now.’

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Anna Duff