Peter Andre to don wings for Sunderland performance as Teen Angel in Grease

Peter Andre as Teen Angel in a new production of Grease which will tour the UK and Ireland in 2019. Pic: Hugo Glendinning.
Peter Andre as Teen Angel in a new production of Grease which will tour the UK and Ireland in 2019. Pic: Hugo Glendinning.

Peter Andre will be flying into Sunderland to perform as the Teen Angel in Grease.

The singer will don wings to appear in the new stage production choreographed by Arlene Phillips.

Grease the musical originally opened in Chicago in 1971, followed by a move to Broadway a year later.

The 1978 film adaptation, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, made famous songs such as Summer Nights and Greased Lightnin'.

Frankie Avalon played the Teen Idol in the film, appearing as a figment of character Frenchie's imagination.

Andre will appear in Sunderland, Leeds, Southend-on-Sea, Birmingham, Leicester, Dublin, Oxford and Bromley next year, in some but not all of the performances.

The Sunderland Empire dates for the show are July 30 to August 3, 2019.

He told BBC Breakfast that playing "a Teen Angel at 45 is great" and joked: "I'm really excited about flying in."