Daddy duties: 13 of our favourite celebrity dads

Celeb dads

by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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We've rounded up our pick of the best celebrity dads

Father's Day is this Sunday and it's the time to truly celebrate your dad; whether he's your biological dad, a stepfather figure who raised you, a male family member who was always there for you and for some, it may even be their mum who brought them up alone.

Whoever it is, now is your opportunity to show your love and appreciation for all they do.

And just for fun (and because they're all pretty handsome) we've decided to round up our favourite celebrity dads because they're all nailing the father thing and did we mention...? They're fit.

1. David Beckham

David Beckham
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When you think of hot celeb dads David Beckham definitely springs to mind. The retired footballer, along with his wife Victoria, has raised four gorgeous children Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and Harper.

One of the reasons we love David is because even though he and Victoria are loaded, they've managed to keep their children grounded. When Brooklyn was only 15-years-old he got a job in a coffee shop as a barista.

At the time a source told The Sun: "David and Victoria want them [their children] to know what hard work is. Brooklyn wants to make his own money and be his own man."

2. Peter Andre

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Peter Andre is a proud dad and we know this because he's revealed a few times he has been in the doghouse with his wife Emily MacDonagh for sharing photos of his children online. The Aussie singer is a dad to Junior and Princess (from his first marriage to Katie Price) and Amelia and Theo who he has with Emily.

The Mysterious Girl singer even stepped up to the plate with Katie Price's son Harvey (who she had with ex-boyfriend Dwight Yorke) and recently spoke about his very special bond with him.

3. Liam Payne

Liam Payne

Liam Payne only became a dad earlier this year. In March, the former One Direction star and his girlfriend Cheryl announced they had welcomed a baby boy into the world. The popstar couple named their little one Bear Payne and although he's only a few months old Liam has already managed to make him giggle.

"I was going through my album this morning and picking out some songs, seeing if I still like and there's a little 'wahoo' in one of the songs and he was literally laughing his head off. He loved it," he told the Daily Mail.


4. Josh 'JP' Patterson

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Made in Chelsea's Josh 'JP' Patterson had to make our list. He only recently became a dad, so this will be his very first Father's Day and we have to admit we love him. JP and Binky Felstead surprised everyone when they announced they were having a baby together even though they were no longer in a relationship.

The reality stars reassured everyone that despite not being a couple it would not affect their baby. Binky told Hello! magazine: "I want to be a little family, to be honest. But I'm going to be OK either way. Whatever happens, this baby is not going to be affected.

"And I know Josh will be part of the baby's life whether we are together or not. We are a unit now."

The couple have since got back together and in June welcomed their little girl into the world.

5. Kieran Hayler

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Kieran Hayler and Katie Price may have hit a few bumps in their marriage but that hasn't stopped him from being a good dad and step-dad. Kieran is Bunny and Jett's biological dad, but he is also a step-father to Harvey, Junior and Princess. Last year he even admitted he plans to adopt Katie's eldest son: "I've always thought it would be good because I'd like us all to be connected," he told OK! magazine.

He added: "He is my child at the end of the day. Why not actually make him mine, because he feels like he's mine anyway?"

6. Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher
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The most creative dad award definitely goes to the lovely Tom Fletcher, can you remember the times he and Giovanna announced they were having Buddy and Buzz? They were adorable. The Fletcher family manage to make us green with envy and 'aww' over every single one of their adorable family photos basically, everyday.

7. Danielle Lloyd's fiancé Michael O'Neil

Danielle Lloyd Michael O'Neil
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Danielle Lloyd's fiancé Michael O'Neil definitely had to make this list.

Even though he doesn't yet have any children of his own (Danielle is currently pregnant with their first child together) he is constantly pictured with the CBB stars children - Archie, Harry and George (who she had with Jamie O'Hara) - and he looks like an amazing step-dad.

Danielle praised him on Father's Day last year on Instagram, writing: "Happy Father's Day to the best step daddy to our 3 little nutters."

8. Jamie Oliver

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TV chef Jamie Oliver is a dad to Daisy Boo Pamela, Poppy Honey Rosie, Buddy Bear Maurice, Petal Blossom Rainbow and River Rocket Oliver – wow that was a mouthful. The dad-of-five welcomed his fifth child into the world last year but had to defend his decision to let his children watch his wife Jools give birth.

9. Duncan James

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Duncan James is a wonderful dad to his daughter Tianie-Finn who he had with his ex-girlfriend Claire Grainger. The Hollyoaks actor who came out as gay in 2012 has spoken about how "cool" his daughter is with his sexuality.

He explained: "She’s totally cool about me and my sexuality. I think nowadays, living in a world that is so much more accepting of the LGBT community, especially in England, it’s great that kids are educated and know that it’s normal," he told OK! magazine.

10. Danny Dyer

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One of our favourite EastEnders actors Danny Dyer is an incredible dad to his kids Dani, Sunnie and Arty who he has with his wife Jo Mas. The dad-of-three has regularly taken his family to events and earlier this year his daughter Dani jumped to his defence after a fan claimed her dad sent her sexual texts weeks before he got married last year.

11. John Legend

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What's a favourite celebrity dad list without John Legend on it? We LOVE the All of Me singer and his wife Chrissy Teigen. The power couple who are parents to their beautiful little girl Luna have become inspirational celebrity parents because they have been very open about their IVF struggles.

John has previously said: "A lot of people struggle with fertility and they shouldn't be ashamed of it. A lot of people want to have kids and maybe can't do it the natural way.

"And this is an option that's available to a lot of people so I think people should do it if it's the right thing for them."

Gosh, we love him.

12. Jeff Brazier

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Do we even need to explain why Jeff Brazier is like the number one dad? After his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his two children, Jade Goody, passed away following a short battle with cancer, he become the sole guardian of their two boys and kept them out of the spotlight.

The dad-of-two who is now dating Kate Dwyer has since become more open with his kids and now shares photos of them online.

12. Marvin Humes

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Our hearts warmed earlier this year when Marvin Humes introduced his newest family addition to the JLS boys – it was absolutely adorable.

Marvin and his wife Rochelle are parents to two girls Alaia-Mai and Valentina Raine and although they're both pretty famous they've managed to keep their kids away from the glare of publicity. They haven't actually posted a single photo showing their children's faces on social media.

13. Prince William

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Oh how we love the royals.

Prince William always makes us swoon when we see photos of him with his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The dad-of-two recently opened up on how he hopes to raise his little ones, he explained: "Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feelings.

"Emotional intelligence is key for us all to deal with the complexities of life and relationships," he told CALMzine.

How lovely!

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