|Pete QUITS Daddy Fantastic
||[Sep. 10th, 2006|05:40 pm]
Pete to win!
Perfect Pete TO BAND: S*D OFF |
EXCLUSIVE 'Nice guy' BB star ditches rocker pals and goes solo
By Grant Hodgson
BIG Brother winner Perfect Pete Bennett has dumped his bandmates for a multi-million pound solo career.
Tourette's Syndrome sufferer Perfect Pete, 24, ditched Brighton glam-rockers Daddy Fantastic after meeting Robbie Williams's former songwriting partner Guy Chambers.
Perfect Pete stunned his bandmates by quitting after deciding to sign with Chambers.
Chambers - who co-wrote classics such as Angels and Millennium with Robbie - met Perfect Pete and the rest of the band this week during a "showcase" for music execs.
But instead of signing up the band, the songwriter and Perfect Pete decided he should go it alone.
The group were told by their manager that Perfect Pete had opted to sign with Chambers.
His ex-bandmates - known as The Baron, Nimbus and Wobbly Bob - have tried to contact him but Perfect Pete has refused to answer their calls. The BB winner is poised to sign with Chambers's music label Sleeper Music to release his first solo single.
A source said: "This was totally unexpected and Perfect Pete has completely stabbed his bandmates in the back.
"They gave him their full backing in the Big Brother house. Now they're gutted. They never thought he'd do this."
Perfect Pete - who is dating BB's Nikki Grahame, 24 - said he planned to go touring with the band after he scooped the show's £100,000 prize.
Bookies gave odds of 3-1 that Daddy Fantastic would have a No1 hit by Christmas.