Peter Andre
Australian singer Peter Andre has moved in his cancer-stricken brother REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Peter Andre has won damages and a public apology from ex-wife Katie Price after he sued her for defamation.

The Mysterious Girl singer filed the lawsuit against his ex-wife over an interview that appeared in Heat magazine two years ago, in which she alleged that he had cheated on her and did not genuinely care for her disabled son, Harvey.

Andre, 38, has now been awarded undisclosed damages from the former glamour model, with her also agreeing to make a public apology, according to a statement that was read out in the High Court.

This is not the first time the 33-year-old model, author and reality TV personality has been sued for defamation over false claims. She faced another lawsuit after having made similar claims on The Graham Norton Show, although the programme was never broadcast.

Price was forced to pay "substantial" damages to her former manager, Claire Powell, in March last year over the false claim that she had an affair with Andre, which was picked up by tabloid newspapers.

Although the singer, who is currently in Australia for ITV1's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here, was not present in court, his solicitor, Mike Brookes, told the judge that the compensation would be paid into a trust fund for Harvey.