Andrew John Ridgeley (born 26 January 1963) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was a member (with George Michael) of the music duo Wham!.
Ridgeley was born in Windlesham, Surrey to Jennifer and Albert Ridgeley. His mother is British and his father is Franco-Egyptian. Ridgeley grew up in Bushey, Hertfordshire, and attended Bushey Meads School. His mother was a schoolteacher at Bushey Heath Primary School and his father worked for Canon. When George Michael was enrolled at the school, Ridgeley volunteered to take him under his wing.