Pete collects toy trains.
Pete has been married and divorced three times.
Pete has four children.
Pete was convicted for handling stolen goods when some railway equipment he collected transpired to be stolen.
Pete's son died at the age of 33 after suffering from a serious illness.
Pete has an OBE for services to music.
Pete is a fan of Walsall F.C.
Pete appeared in the video for the Steps single "Tragedy".
Pete used to be a grave digger.
Pete was illiterate until he was 38 years old.
Pete is president of Coventry Bears rugby league club.
Pete: I've made a lot of difference to a lot of people, let me tell you.
Pete: I've been in the business for 40 years and people have always been saying to me "Pop music is dead." 40 years! What a long death!
Pete: I can assure you Simon (Cowell) and I never rehearse anything. We don't need to, we know someone's going to say something and start us off. Or we know we're going to see something that's truly amazing and we're going to praise them.
Pete: The Cheeky Girls are funny, but the mother takes it very seriously.
Pete: (On Robbie Williams) I think he is a prat. An utter and complete prat. Just because he's famous and no one dares tell him he's a prat. I tell him. His last record was a pile of rubbish.
Pete: Certainly in the modern age where everything is glossed over, when somebody speaks their mind, the majority of the public go "I'd love to have said that".
Pete: There's a certain edge about cruelty, if you're honest about it, most people wince but say "it had to be said".
Pete: Great pop takes talent... I can take a kid earning £150 a week and turn them into a multimillionaire. If that's exploitation, I bet you I could find 400 people . . . right now who would queue up to be exploited!