PETER Andre has laughed off claims that he refused to touch fans in Southampton over Coronavirus fears.

Taking to Twitter, the Mysterious Girl singer reacted to reports that signs were put up at the An Evening with Peter Andre event at Central Hall at the weekend asking fans to keep their distance.

He said: "Ok this must be a wind up because I hugged everyone I met. People were saying to me that they had been told not to touch me and that there were signs.I thought they were joking. Brilliant. I am now officially a diva without being a diva .On a serious note though don’t touch me." His Tweet was followed by a face with tears of laughter emoji.

Fans were reportedly told not to touch or take selfies with the singer on signs which read: "Due to the recent cases of the coronavirus please DO NOT have any physical contact with Peter Andre."

But a number took to social media to say the popular crooner was as tactile as ever. "He put his arm around me and was really lovely," one said.