Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the live action remake of The Little Mermaid.
And one unexpected bonus from the Disney movie reboot is that fans rediscovered a 1998 cover of Kiss The Girl performed by Peter Andre at the height of his music career.
Taking to social media, fans were quick to share their delight as they reminisced about the cheesy video.
In the clip, a fresh-faced Peter was seen dancing behind a fish tank and cosying up to a gorgeous woman as they recreated scenes with Ariel and Eric in the original animated classic.
The single came three years after Peter’s chart-topping hit Mysterious Girl and eight years before he covered another Disney hit with then-wife Katie Price, performing A Whole New World from Aladdin.
‘A certified BOP!’: Peter Andre fans have gone wild as his cheesy 1998 cover of Kiss The Girl has resurfaced in the wake of The Little Mermaid reboot
Looking good: In the clip, a fresh-faced Peter was seen cosying up to a gorgeous woman as they recreated scenes with Ariel and Eric in the original animated classic
Rushing to social media after The Little Mermaid remake was released one fan asked: ‘Twitter please – somebody else other than me must remember the Peter Andre cover version of Little Mermaid’s Kiss The Girl as my group chat doesn’t and I’m worried I was the only one who grew up listening to this… #TheLittleMermaid’.
Followers were quick to respond, tweeting: ‘Yep that’s the version that was on my Disney’s Greatest Hits CD.’; It’s real and it was a decent version’
‘Yep I do’; ‘a certified bop tbh’; ‘Oh god my sister and I watched him sing this live on a beach in Rhy.’
Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated, live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has scored mixed reviews ahead of its release, with critics both slamming the ‘unfortunate’ remake and ‘realistic’ portrayal of animals while praising Halle Bailey’s Ariel.
Halle has also revealed how she broke down watching videos of children gleefully reacting to her playing Ariel in The Little Mermaid live action film.
The actress, 23, discussed the black representation in the film during an interview with Glamour magazine.
During the chat, Halle touched on the emotional videos of young girls seeing a black woman as a Disney princess and how she managed to keep her own identity during filming for the remake.
When asked about the videos, Halle said: ‘When I saw those for the first time, I just cried. I was sobbing uncontrollably. The fact that these babies are looking at me and feeling the emotions that they’re feeling is a really humbling, beautiful thing.’
She compared the feeling when Anika Noni Rose played Tiana in the Princess and the Frog in 2009, saying: ‘I know how much of that movie changed my whole perspective on life. Wow, this is possible. Black princesses are possible.
She added: ‘We deserve to take up these spaces too.’
Here he is! Peter was seen dancing behind a fish tank as he got into the mood of the song
Familiar face: The single came three years after Peter’s chart-topping hit Mysterious Girl and eight years before he covered another Disney hit with then-wife Katie Price, performing A Whole New World from Aladdin (pictured earlier this month)
Looking back: Taking to social media, fans were quick to share their delight as they reminisced about the cheesy video
Halle discussed how the glam team endeavoured to let her keep her own identity while playing the character, who has previously been portrayed as white.
Her hair stylist Camille Friend dyed Halle’s roots red and wrapped her locs with hair the same shade in order to give her Ariel’s iconic look.
She said: ‘[Ariel still] has red hair, because that’s a very iconic part of her, but I really did admire the fact that because I’m a Black woman and I have locs, [the producers] wanted to incorporate that into Ariel’s look.
‘They’re both women of color, so I felt very comfortable. They know how to take care of me and my hair and makeup. I’ve been on sets before where that’s not the case.’
Halle said: ‘I really hope that I put my own stamp on her character by showing more of her vulnerability.
‘I felt like I could relate to her growing up in a big family and having older sisters to guide you, and having a father that’s very protective and overbearing at times but loves so hard.’
The Little Mermaid will be released May 26.
Sink or swim! The highly-anticipated, live-action remake of The Little Mermaid has scored mixed reviews ahead of its release