PETER Andre is to star in the UK tour of Grease which is coming to both Liverpool and Manchester.

The first new production of the iconic musical in 25 years is hitting the road and will be at Liverpool Empire from June 29 to July 4 and Manchester Palace Theatre from July 20 to August 1. But fans of the popstar and heart throb will have to snap up tickets fast because he is only appearing at selected performances.

Peter will play the role of both Teen Angel and Vince Fontaine at the Empire on June 30 and July 1 and at the Palace on July 21 to 23 and July 29 to August 1.

The 46-year-old will be joining the previously announced Dan Partridge as Danny Zuko.

He said “I'm absolutely thrilled to be returning to the UK tour of Grease and to the iconic role of Teen Angel this year. I had the most wonderful time last year working with our genius director Nikolai Foster and the incredible Arlene Phillips, helping create a new, slick, sexy version of this timeless musical with the most talented cast."

Grease originally opened in Chicago in 1971, followed by a move to Broadway in 1972, where it received a Tony Award nomination for Best Musical. During the show's eight-year run, Peter Gallagher, Patrick Swayze and John Travolta appeared in the production, with Richard Gere understudying many roles before going on to star as Danny Zuko in the 1973 London premiere.

The 1978 film adaptation starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John is the fourth highest-grossing live action musical of all time and celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. Visit