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Peter Andre's dad has been admitted to hospital for an operation while holidaying in the Costa Del Sol.

TV star Pete has taken his children Junior, 6, and Princess, 4, to Spain for a relaxing break with the whole family, but things haven't quite gone to plan.

'We were all having a great time but our trip took a turn for the worse as my dad got really ill,' says Pete, 38.

'He was admitted to hospital at the start of the week and is still in there now, poor thing.' 

Pete's loved ones have been sharing the responsibility of looking after the kids and visiting his dad's bedside.

'He's had a minor operation and will need a bigger op when he gets home,' explains Pete.

'I think after the holiday him and mum are going to stay with me for a while before they head back to Australia.'

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