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David Beckham tops a poll as celebrity dad we most admire

15 MAY 2013

He is one of the most famous celebrity fathers, and now David Beckham has officially been named the dad that British young men most admire.

David's devotion to his four children is clear to see. When he is not busy on the football field, he is rushing home to be with Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and little Harper and is often photographed doting on his family - click on our gallery of photos to see David on daddy duty.

Despite not yet being a father, Prince William came second in the poll, with 18 per cent of voters believing the royal will make a brilliant dad when the time comes.

 

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Peter Andre came in third with 11 per cent, closely followed by footballer Wayne Rooney, whose wife Coleen is expecting their second son.

Brand new dad David Walliams was tied with Prime Minister David Cameron in sixth place with seven per cent. The comedian and his model wife Lara Stone welcomed their first child together, a little boy, on 6 May, while the PM is a proud father of three with Samantha Cameron.

Gwyneth Paltrow's husband Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay and father to Apple and Moses, was named in eighth place alongside footballer Steven Gerrard, and Labour leader Ed Milland came tenth in the poll, conducted by sports site TVBet.co.uk.

More than 400 British men were asked which famous father they viewed as a role model when it came to raising children. One participant said, "I love David Beckham and would really wish to be a dad like him.

"Despite being a busy working father he seems to be really hands on and he is always out and about enjoying time with his children. He is also a great British ambassador and my children are mad about football.”

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