icelolly.com are thrilled to announce that Tom Fletcher has been voted Celebrity Dad of the Year 2016! After an open nominations stage to find our shortlist of ten famous fathers, the British public voted in their thousands to help Tom get his hands on the prize for the second time.
He faced strong competition from two-time Celebrity Dad winners Gary Barlow and Peter Andre, both of whom were hoping to make it a hat-trick, but the Fletcher fans flocked to show their support for the McFly singer. Also shortlisted for the prize were Louis Tomlinson, Jamie Vardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jason Donovan, Bear Grylls, Elliot Wright and Chris Evans.
This year marks a first for the award as Tom’s wife Giovanna Fletcher won Celebrity Mum of the Year 2016 just a few months before, resulting in a never-before-seen couple’s victory. The pair are both extremely popular on social media, best known for their quirky YouTube videos featuring their son Buzz and now their new addition Buddy, who was born in March this year.
Tom received his award in London just before Father’s Day weekend, where he took the opportunity to thank his fans for all their support.
“I'm flattered to have been voted icelolly.com Celebrity Dad of the Year 2016 and I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for me. It's been a busy few months in the Fletcher household adjusting to having two young children, but it's been really incredible seeing the bond between two brothers form.
“It's definitely a balancing act between family life and my career, something that other dads out there will sympathise with, but with the tour postponed I've just been enjoying the time with my two wonderful little boys!”
Congratulations to Tom and all of our Celebrity Dad of the Year 2016 nominees!