Australian singer Peter Andre has fought off competition from new fathers Sir Elton John and Rod Stewart to be named Dad of the Year in Britain for the second year running.
The Mysterious Girl hitmaker took the 2010 Premier Inn Celebrity Dad of the Year prize, and was nominated again this year (11), alongside stars including Sir Elton and his partner David Furnish, rocker Stewart, David Beckham and Gary Barlow.
Andre was named the winner on Thursday morning (16Jun11) during a ceremony in London, and the star - who has two children with ex-wife Katie Price, and is also a father figure to her son from a previous relationship - is delighted with the accolade.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Thank you thank you thank you for all who voted. I have just won Celeb Dad of The Year. Really proud to be a dad to three awesome kids.
"Can't tell you how happy this has made me. Love you guys. Lots of awesome dads out there who all deserve recognition.This one's for you guys."