Today this could be the greatest day of Gary Barlow’s life – the Take That star has been voted Celebrity Dad Of The Year for the second time.
Gary, 44, was chosen by the British public as the famous father they thought was doing the best job of balancing parenting and life in the public eye in the icelolly.com-sponsored competition for 2015.
Greatest Day singer Gary, who was also handed the award in 2012, has three children – Daniel, Emily and Daisy – with his wife Dawn, and this year fought off competition from the likes of David Beckham, Simon Cowell, and even his former bandmate Robbie Williams to be crowned the winner.
Gary Barlow fought off competition from former bandmate Robbie Williams (Ian West/PA)
Other stars who made this year’s Celebrity Dad Of The Year shortlist included Tom Fletcher, Peter Andre, Rio Ferdinand, Marvin Humes and Prince William.
Gary, who is on a UK tour with remaining Take That bandmates Howard Donald and Mark Owen, said he was pleased to have won the prize yet again.
Gary Barlow with Take That bandmates Howard Donald and Mark Owen (Ian West/PA)
He said: “I’m absolutely made-up to have been voted icelolly.com Celebrity Dad of the Year 2015 and I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me.
“I’ve got to be honest I’m always a bit dubious about awards – The Brits, Oscars… but icelolly.com Celebrity Dad of the Year get it right, and they’ve got it right twice now. I think 2012 and 2015 in particular the audience has spoken and they know what they want.”