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McBusted's Tom is top celebrity dad

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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