McBusted's Tom is top celebrity dad

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Tom Fletcher has been named Celebrity Dad of the Year Tom Fletcher has been named Celebrity Dad of the Year

Tom Fletcher has beaten Simon Cowell to the title of Celebrity Dad of the Year.

The X Factor mogul was among the shortlisted stars, but lost out to the 28-year-old McBusted star.

Tom - who became a father to son Buzz Michelangelo in March this year - won the public vote to be named Marvel Celebrity Dad of the Year 2014.

He said: "It feels amazing being crowned Marvel's Celebrity Dad of the Year. I feel very honoured, especially considering the competition I was up against.

"I apologise - sorry Simon Cowell and Mo Farah!

"Buzz has completely changed my life. Even before he was born, when we found out we were having a baby it just completely turns your world upside down.

"And then I went on tour three weeks after he was born and luckily he came a little bit early as well, so it meant I got an extra week with him before I went away. But it's been a learning experience so far.

"It's all worked out amazingly - they came on tour with me for a few weeks. And then I did a lot of travelling back and forth to see him and do my dad duties and change some nappies.

"I think it requires a lot of super hero qualities. You have to be patient and quite strong, because I think it's really important to be there for mum in the first few months."

The singer-songwriter won the nation's heart thanks to his doting posts about Buzz on social media, including documenting every single day of his wife Giovanna's pregnancy while serenading her bump in a touching video.

He takes the title from Olympic medallist Mo Farah.

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