June 19 2013 Latest news:
Friday, June 15, 2012
Diamond Jubilee maestro Gary Barlow is celebrity dad of the year, deposing Peter Andre.
The Take That star, who is also number one in the singles chart, collected the prize ahead of the birth of his fourth child.
He pipped reigning champion Peter Andre to the title, which is officially called the Premier Inn Celebrity Dad Of The Year 2012.
It comes just days after he organised the Queen’s spectacular Diamond Jubilee concert outside Buckingham Palace and his track Sing, written for the jubilee, is the current chart-topper.
It is the first time Barlow has won the accolade and earlier this year he posted a message on Twitter telling Andre to “stand aside”. Barlow, 41, was chosen in a public vote.
The X Factor panellist said winning the award felt “amazing”.
“I’ve been waiting for it for a long time,” he said. “My kids are really excited and I don’t think they can quite believe it.
“Being a dad is a really important part of my life and it means a lot to have won this award.”
Premier Inn spokeswoman Claire Haigh: “Congratulations to Gary.”