Dad of the Year Peter Andre
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 June 2010
Peter Andre has won Bounty's Celebrity Dad of the Year award, while Take That star Mark Owen and TV presenter Vernon Kay came bottom
Peter Andre has been crowned Celebrity Dad of the Year 2010.
The 'Mysterious Girl' singer - who raises three children with ex-wife Katie Price - was thrilled to be given the award by Bounty Parenting Club, which received 35,000 votes to determine the winner.
He said: "This feels so good. It's been a turnaround year for me and the kids and it's an honour to be the subject of the public's support and best wishes.
"This means a huge amount to me as being a dad is my most important role."
Since splitting from Katie in 2009, Peter has played a vital role in the lives of his two children Junior, five, and Princess Tiaamii, two, as well as continuing to care for his eight-year-old stepson Harvey - the model's child from a previous relationship.
Faye Mingo, spokesperson for Bounty, said: "Our mums tell us that he's an inspiration for all single dads going through a tough divorce and that they respect the fact that he makes time and puts in untold effort to be able to enjoy the family life he values so much. "
Take That singer Mark Owen and British TV presenter Vernon Kay came bottom of the poll, while Jeff Brazier - the father of late celebrity Jade Goody's two sons - just missed out on the top spot. Mark's bandmate Gary Barlow came in third place.
Peter recently revealed he is a strict parent when it comes to disciplining daughter Princess Tiaamii.
He explained: "She's not going to start dating - ever! I did a show recently called 'Odd One In' and one contestant was a nun. I asked her how do I get Princess into a convent before she starts dating?
"I want to be her Valentine's date for the next 54 years."
Top ten Celebrity Dads 2010:
1) Peter Andre
2) Jeff Brazier
3) Gary Barlow
4) Jamie Oliver
5) Gordon Brown
6) Ben Shephard
7) David Cameron
8) Ronan Keating
9) Wayne Rooney
10) Steven Gerrard