PETER Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover is back after a three-year absence from TV screens.

The Australian singer, who used to live in Withdean Road, Brighton, made a return to Sussex for one of the first episodes of the new series.

Andre, 44, was in Littlehampton on Tuesday to revamp a house in Norfolk Gardens, with producers saying the show will be aired later this year on new freeview channel Quest Red.

In the episode, Andre helps Christine Rogers, a 57-year-old self-employed charity worker who was nominated by her daughter, Lois.

Christine has given up her Christmas for the past 13 years to prepare and serve food for homeless people at St Clare’s Day Centre in Worthing.

She also raises money for Battersea Dogs and Cats Home by selling home-made crafts.

The makeover on Christine’s house was “overdue by 20 years”, according to the show’s production team.

The show was last aired in 2014 and Mysterious Girl singer Andre is happy to have it back in action.

He said: “I’m so excited to be back filming 60 Minute Makeover and it was great to be in Littlehampton, surprising Christine with a much deserved home makeover.

“I can’t wait for everyone to see it when the show goes out on Quest Red later this year.”

Andre and his team of tradespeople jazz up the outdated bedroom and bathroom for Christine, who is dubbed the Fairy Godmother of her community by close friends.

In Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover, the homeowner is typically nominated by a friend or family member, as in Christine’s case, and the team redevelops the person’s house while they are away.

When Christine arrives home, she is greeted by crowds of cheering family and friends, leaving her feeling overwhelmed by the surprise.

The series has been running since 2004 and in 2010 it was nominated for the best daytime programme at the Broadcast Awards.

ITV broadcast the series, which was originally named 60 Minute Makeover, until 2014. It was renamed with Andre’s name in 2013 when he became the presenter.

Andre, who used to be married to Brighton-born glamour model Katie Price, often involves himself in projects which champion community heroes.

He is the poster boy for ITV’s Pride of Britain Awards, and returned to Brighton in June to inspire people to vote for those who make a big difference to their communities at the Brighton Palace Pier.

The Aussie has always been an admirer of Sussex, and in 2010 said living in Brighton helped him get through his divorce from Price.