‘Inspirational’ single father Peter Andre was all smiles after being crowned celebrity dad of the year today, putting pressure on Katie Price to snap up the celebrity mum of the year award.
The public voted for the 37-year-old ex husband of Jordan, who has children Junior and Princess Tiaamii with the glamour model, along with his adopted son Harvey.
Andre was awarded the Bounty Celebrity Dad of the Year trophy in London and the pop star and TV presenter declared fatherhood was his ‘most important’ role in his life.
Doting father: Peter Andre is crowned the Bounty Celebrity Dad of the Year at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in LondonHe 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.’
Inspirational: As a single father, Peter Andre was branded as an inspirational dadAnd despite winning the Grattan Celebrity Mum of the Year Award in 2007, Jordan’s negative publicity since her split with Andre might cost her winning the title again.
The 31-year-old caused controversy earlier this year after giving her two-year-old daughter Princess a make-over and posting the photographs on Twitter.
She also used Princess Tiaamii and her son Junior, 4, as models in her KP equestrian clothing range campaign, fuelling speculation that she was exploiting her children for profits.
With the kids: Peter Andre spends as much time as possible with his kids Princess Tiaamii and JuniorAnd unlike most mothers dealing with a bitter divorce, soon after announcing her split from Pete, Katie flew to Ibiza for a raunchy photo shoot along with a week of heavy partying.
But whether her wild ways have impacted the public’s perception of motherhood is yet to be revealed, as Bounty announces their Celebrity Mum of the Year Award in November.
More than 35,000 votes were cast in the Celebrity Dad of The Year poll, which also saw ousted premier Gordon Brown beat Prime Minister David Cameron.
In the running? Katie won the Gratton Mum of the Year Award in 2007 but are chances of winning this year are a lot slimmer
Presenter Jeff Brazier, father to Jade Goody's sons, came second, while Take That singer Gary Barlow was in third place.
Boyzone star Ronan Keating, who announced his separation from wife Yvonne last month, came eighth.
Faye Mingo from parenting club Bounty.com said: ‘Bounty is thrilled Peter has been awarded the title.
‘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.
Make-over: Katie and Alex arrived at the May Fair Hotel in London ahead of their Clothes Show London appearance where she'll get a make-over tomorrow
‘As his career goes from strength to strength, we wish him all the best in the future.’
On top of becoming Britain’s best celebrity dad, Andre was also busy this week promoting his new book ‘My Words in Pictures and Words’ around the UK.
And as Andre was picking up his award, Jordan was arriving at the May Fair Hotel in London with Alex Reid.
Katie and Alex will be attending Clothes Show London tomorrow, where she will undergo a dramatic beauty and style make-over.
The make-over is set to create a new couture inspired, elegant look for the mother-of-three, which is taking place at the Fashion Theatre in Earls Court.
Book launch: Peter Andre promotes his book My World at Waterstones in the Centre West Mall, East Kilbride, Scotland
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