Thame’s annual carnival was a fantastic success with thousands of visitors from Thame and surrounding towns and villages all coming to see their special guest – Mr Peter Andre! The rain didn’t keep his hundreds of fans from lining the streets of Thame to catch a glimpse of the star who was in the area filming for his series “Here 2 Help” which airs on ITV2 later this year.

As the fans eagerly awaited Peter’s arrival they were treated to music from Lord Williams School steel band before the parade began at noon with Thame Fire service leading the procession. Floats from local schools, charities, community organisations, talent groups and businesses put on a great show as the Mayor of Thame judged the procession.

The atmosphere was electric as the float for Sol Samba made it’s way towards the town hall carrying their special guests – Peter Andre, his brothers Danny and Michael, and friends from the series “Peter Andre – the next chapter”.

Peter went on to open the fete at Southern road recreation ground, and awarded John Hampden School with the award for the best float which they keep for a year before passing it on to next year’s winner.

Peter spoke about how important it is to keep the carnival going, really get behind community projects, and that he hoped the carnival would be even bigger and better next year. Peter Andre also donated a very special prize in the raffle given to him earlier on Saturday by Robin Gibb – A signed photograph of Robin Gibb and John Travolta as the BeeGee’s delivered the track “Night Fever” for “Saturday Night Fever” released on 16 December 1977.

Spectators were also treated to performances in the main arena from many local groups ranging from dance act “The Fix” to Oxfordshire Gymnastics. Team Andre also competed in the tug of war as the show drew to a close.

We had a fantastic day at Thame Carnival and can’t wait for next year’s event! Our video of the day will be coming soon, so watch out for updates on , and our Facebook, YouTube and Twitter sites.