Tearful moment as Zoe meets her hero Peter Andre
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A woman seriously ill with cervical cancer said it was a ‘dream come true’ coming face-to-face with her idol Peter Andre.
Zoe Goddard, 27, from Stowupland, said she was overwhelmed and in shock when she met the man whose poster adorned her bedroom wall for years.
“I’ve always wanted to meet him, she said, “it is like my dream come true.”
The singer and presenter visited Zoe at St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich yesterday but somehow her mother Wendy kept the pop superstar’s visit a secret.
“I didn’t have a clue,” said Zoe.
“When they all turned up I thought something was going on but nothing clicked.
“At first I was just staring at him thinking ‘is he real?’
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“Then I just burst out crying when I realised he was real.
“He took me out in the garden and said I’ve got to be brave and have got to be strong and I will get through it.
“I used to have posters of him on my wall when I was 13 and 14, singing mysterious girl.”
Zoe’s friend of 15 years Danielle Caile said there wasn’t a dry eye in room - even from Peter himself.
“I will forever have this precious memory as will her wonderful family and Zoe’s over moon,” she said.
Zoe, who previously worked as a nanny at Busy Bees Nursery in Stowmarket, was diagnosed with cervical cancer in December last year and immediately started treatment.
From January she went through 40 sessions of radiotherapy with a session of chemotherapy once a week.
Peter, who is a father of three, with another on the way, said it was very emotional meeting but that Zoe had really made his day.
“I tell you what, she is one strong woman,” he said with tears in his eyes.
“And we had a little private convo me and her just the two of us and I hope she remembers everything I said to her.
“The hospice, I don’t know how they do this, it’s so incredibly...I have so much respect for them and Zoe’s mum is an absolute diamond as well, an absolute diamond.
“All her family are there, all her friends are there and it is incredible.
“We all just became very emotional all of, it is very hard not to.
“I will be thinking of her lots.
“I said to her mum she made my absolute day, it has really made my day this has.”
Peter lost his brother, Andrew, to kidney cancer in 2012.