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FIRM FRIENDS Peter Andre and Nadine Blake. Picture: ITV

FIRM FRIENDS Peter Andre and Nadine Blake. Picture: ITV

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THE moment a young girl with just weeks to live met her hero has been screened to millions.

Nadine Blake, who died last month after years spent battling cystic fibrosis, had one last wish – to meet pop star Peter Andre.

In the first episode of the new series of Peter Andre: My Life, the moment he hugs tearful Nadine, 18, after a concert in Brighton is captured on camera.

Nadine, from Calshott Road, Warren Park, had longed to meet the star and they instantly began a strong friendship.

They comforted each other as Andre had recently lost his older brother to cancer.

But watching the scenes, on ITV2 on Thursday, was hard for her friends and family.

Dad Carl and mum Becky watched the show with their other children.

Carl said: ‘It was upsetting and we had a cry watching it with her sisters but it was good to see her talking again.

‘Pete sent me a quick text after the show and ITV have been in touch to say they are going to put together all the footage they couldn’t use in the programme and send it to us.’

Since Nadine’s death, on March 2, friends and family have been carrying out fundraising events in aid of the Adults Cystic Fibrosis ward at Southampton General Hospital, where Nadine spent long stays.

So far more than £7,300 has been raised from activities including cake baking and hairdressing.

Next year her close friends Michael Parker and Kenny Parkes will climb Kilimanjaro in her memory for the ward. They leave on February 19, 2014 and return on March 1, the day before the anniversary of her death.

To donate go to justgiving.com/Nadine-Blake3.

In May this year her friends and family will undertake a 20-mile sponsored bike ride from Langstone to Southsea.

The main donation site is justgiving.com/cysticfibrosisadultward.

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