‘I love Newcastle’: Magpies gain famous fan as Peter Andre gets behind crazy supporter’s video

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A Newcastle United fan caught the attention of pop star Peter Andre thanks to a hilarious Killingworth Lake gag following Champions League qualification.

Peter Andre has become the latest celebrity to confess a love for the North East after a balmy Newcastle United fan stripped off and performed the famous ‘Mysterious Girl’ dance in Killingworth Lake.

Magpies supporter David White promised to boogie in the water should the club land Champions League football back in January and followed through with his promise earlier this month.

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After receiving love from locals online, the video eventually ended up in front of I’m a Celeb star Peter Andre himself as he applauded the Newcastle fan online.

“I love Newcastle,” wrote the 50-year-old pop star as he shared the clip of David in the lake on his Instagram story over the weekend.

Andre hasn’t shared much of an affinity for football in his life and, apart from heading along to watch Soccer Aid, seems to stay away from the sport. After David’s antics, if he is in the market for a club to support, the reality star may just choose Newcastle United.

Peter Andre shared love for Newcastle on his story (Image: Instagram @peterandre)Peter Andre shared love for Newcastle on his story (Image: Instagram @peterandre)
Peter Andre shared love for Newcastle on his story (Image: Instagram @peterandre) | Instagram @peterandre

David, who took the dip in Killingworth Lake with the goal of raising funds for the Newcastle United Fans Food Bank, explained how it happened to NewcastleWorld.

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He said: “It was halfway through the season, around January time after the Arsenal game. I thought we would blow it [Champions League qualification], I’m too used to it with Newcastle. My family think it’s a stupid idea but friends are all for it, encouraging it.”

David admitted it took ‘a few days’ to realise what qualification meant for his promise after Newcastle secured Champions League football with a 0-0 draw against Leicester City at St James’ Park.

He said: “I stayed out after the match and didn’t get home and realise until the Tuesday night. I put it on Facebook, I had to go in and thought why don’t I raise so much money for the Food Bank for it?

“The way they raise money and have it doubled by Jamie Reuben, it’s a massive thing for Newcastle United at the minute. More and more people are relying on food banks.”

You can donate to the Newcastle United Fans Foodbank online via the charity’s website.

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