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Peter Andre tries out birth simulator

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Peter Andre tries out birth simulator

Peter Andre was left in agony after braving a birth simulator in sympathy with his pregnant wife Emily MacDonagh.

The 'Mysterious Girl' hitmaker visited The Birth Hotel clinic in Amsterdam where they use electrical currents to simulate the pain of contractions that a women feels when she gives birth.

Speaking before being hooked up to the machine - which works by placing electrodes on the person's stomach - Peter said: "I'm going to give it my best shot to go through a simulation of labour - call it a labour of love - to be a better birth partner to my beautiful wife Emily who is due to give birth very soon. I'm not going to lie, I'm really freaking out about the pain, I should have thought this through, but I'm going to try my hardest."

During the experiment, which was filmed for ITV's Loose Women, Peter was eased into it with stage one - contraction pains felt early on into the birth.

The pain continued to worsen and Peter was desperate to use gas and air to help him cope with stage three, which simulates the amount of pain a woman feels when she is 10 centimetres dilated.

Speaking after it was all over, he shared: "It is nothing you'd ever expect. It's absolutely horrific! Nothing in the world prepared me for that ... they say that guys can relate to it if you've had kidney stones and I've had kidney stones and let me tell you, I would have another twenty kidney stones rather than go through that again! That was hell.

"As soon as I went home, I was noticing that I was different straight away ... Every time Emily had braxton hicks, I would go, 'Are you alright?' and then say, 'It's only another twenty seconds, it'll pass' and you do act different. We are going to go through this for real and I'm going to be very different this time because I'm going to know what she's going through. Would I go through it again? Never! This is my only child!"

Peter is currently expecting his fourth child, having already had Amelia, two, with his wife Emily and Princess, nine and Junior, 11, with his ex-spouse Katie Price.