Elton and David shortlisted for dad of the year

Friday May 27, 2011

Elton John and David Furnish have become the first gay couple to make the shortlist for Celebrity Dad of the Year.

The pair, who had their first child at Christmas, are in the running alongside Wayne Rooney, Gavin Henson, David Beckham and 2010 winner Peter Andre.

The award aims to "reward the celebrity dad who has impressed the nation by balancing a hectic public life with the demands of parenting" according to organisers.

Sir Elton and David announced they had become parents to Zachary, via a surrogate mother, in December.

And he has since talked about his love for fatherhood, deeming the whole experience "fantastic".

The winner will be announced on June 16, ahead of Father's Day on June 19.

Photo: © Getty

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