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23 intimate Father's Day snaps of celebrity dads with their children

How thoughtful are these Father's Day messages?

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Nichola Murphy
Nichola MurphyDeputy Lifestyle Editor
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Father's Day celebrations this year may be slightly different due to the coronavirus pandemic, but many families can still show their loved ones how much they care online. David Beckham and Marvin Humes are among the celebrity dads that are being showered with love from their families, while Lorraine Kelly and Matt Baker have paid tribute to their own fathers. Take a look at the most adorable Father's Day photos and messages that are bound to bring a tear to your eye…

Holly Willoughby's dad

This Morning star Holly shared the sweetest throwback photo of herself and her dad when she was little. Tiny Holly was already a fashion icon in a pristine white dress, and her doting dad carried her in his arms. Posting the picture to Instagram, the presenter wrote: "Happy Father’s Day... love you Daddy." Aww!  

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David Beckham

David Beckham will likely be spending the day with his three youngest children Romeo, 17, Cruz, 15, and Harper, eight, since his eldest son Brooklyn is in New York with his girlfriend Nicola Peltz. However, that hasn't stopped the former footballer from being showered with love! His wife Victoria shared a sweet family snap of the Beckham gang on what appears to be a past holiday with the caption: "Happy Father’s Day @davidbeckham! We all love u so so much xxxx So many kisses from us all x we love u!!!! X @brooklynbeckham @romeobeckham @cruzbeckham Harper Seven x."

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Pasha Kovalev

It was the first time Pasha Kovalev celebrated the holiday, but his wife Rachel Riley ensured it was a memorable one. Next to a photo of the Strictly professional carrying his daughter on his shoulders, she wrote: "Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads and Grandads out there! Have a lovely day all of you."

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Prince William

The Duke of Cambridge has several reasons to celebrate this weekend, as he is not only marking Father's Day like households across the country, but the royal also turned 38! To mark the double occasion, Prince William treated royal fans to two stunning new photos of himself and his three children Princes George and Louis and Princess Charlotte in his sprawling garden at the family's Anmer Hall residence on the Sandringham estate in Norfolk. And that wasn't the only photo the Duke featured in this Father's Day...

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Prince Charles

The Prince of Wales' official Instagram account shared two photos of Charles - one with his own father taken in 1951 and one with his two children Prince Harry and William in 2004. "Whether you are a Father, a Dad, a Daddy or a Pa, wishing you a Happy Father’s Day!" the caption read. 

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Amanda Holden's husband

Speaking of her husband Chris Hughes, Amanda Holden gushed on Instagram: "What an amazing daddy he is. I love watching him with our girls. #Life is short #love is forever #happyfathersday." The heartfelt message accompanied several photos of her husband with their daughters Lexi, 14, and eight-year-old Hollie, including a sweet snap of the family shortly after their youngest daughter was born.

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Wayne Rooney

Wow! Coleen Rooney pulled out all the stops for husband Wayne's special day. An Instagram picture shows their sons cuddling up to Wayne in his huge bed, with silver balloons spelling the word 'Dad' positioned at the foot of the bed and a breakfast tray of pancakes waiting to be eaten.

READ: 18 unusual royal baby names and their secret meanings

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Kate Garraway's husband

Kate Garraway and her two children Darcey and Billy are having a very difficult Father's Day as they can't spend it with husband and dad Derek Draper, who is still in hospital following his battle with coronavirus. The Good Morning Britain star paid an emotional tribute to Derek on Instagram.

She wrote: "Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful Daddy’s out there. A tough day for us but am filled with so much love & gratitude to still have for my Dad 'Trinity' - that's my Dad Gordon, Derek’s dad Ken and of course Derek himself (officially the Best Dad in the World according to Darcey & Billy) all three of them never happier than when they are with their children. I’m so grateful to have you still in our lives - & know so many today don’t have that. But the love is there - no separation can change that."

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Joe Swash

Joe Swash cuddled up to his two sons Harry and Rex for a sweet snap taken by his partner Stacey Solomon. In the gushing tribute, the Loose Women panellist said: "Happy Father’s Day to the best male role model our four boys could wish for... I know you missed out on so much with your own daddy but you’ve made up for it a million times over with our boys. You are selfless, kind, caring and have put every cell in your body into raising you boys. I don’t know how we got so lucky."

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Matt Baker's dad

The TV presenter may have two children of his own, but he still made the time to share a sweet tribute to his father on Sunday. Next to three photos of his dad, Matt wrote: "Happy Fathers Day Dad! Thanks for being there for me every step of the way and for showing me how to be the best Dad I can be X."

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Ronan Keating

Ronan Keating's wife Storm delighted fans with several sweet snaps of the family to mark Father's Day. She wrote: "Happy Father’s Day to the most amazing hands-on daddy who makes us all laugh every day. You work so hard, love so hard and give everything you’ve got to your family and we are all so blessed to have you in our lives. Thank you for being so amazing @rokeating." Aww!

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Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks wasted no time showing his two children how much he cares about them by sharing several adorable snaps of himself cuddling up to Indie and Marley. "Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there. The unconditional love we feel for our children is so special. Have a great day with your family," The Body Coach captioned the series of photos, which showed himself holding his children as newborns.

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Natalie Lowe's husband

Strictly Come Dancing professional Natalie Lowe shared a hilarious photo of her husband James on Father's Day - and fellow parents can relate! The doting dad could be seen laughing with white milk splattered across his face as he held their guilty-looking son Jack. "It wasn't me daddy.....Happy 1st Father’s Day xxx #happyfathersday to all, love from us," Natalie wrote.

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Michael Douglas

Michael's wife Catherine Zeta-Jones melted fans' hearts with a family photo showing Micheal tenderly kissing her forehead. She simply captioned the snap: "We love you Michael, Happy Father's Day my love." How sweet!

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Christine Lampard's dad

Christine Lampard was so adorable as a baby! The TV presenter shared black and white throwback photos of herself with her dad for Father's Day. "Happy Father’s Day to the best daddy and grandad," she wrote, and Loose Women star Saira Khan was quick to comment on her resemblance to her daughter: "You are the spitting image of Patricia."

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Gorka Marquez

For Gorka Marquez's first Father's Day, partner Gemma Atkinson shared two cheeky videos of their daughter Mia, including one of the little girl dancing with her Strictly professional dad - how sweet! But it appears as though the family of three began celebrations earlier than they had hoped, with Gemma writing: "I think Mia knew today was your day @gorka_marquez why else would she wake at 5am wanting to play. Happy 1st Fathers Day Gorks! The bond you both have makes me smile every day. No matter what life throws at Mia, having a dad like you around I know she’ll always be ok."

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Hugo Taylor

Millie Mackintosh and husband Hugo Taylor only recently welcomed their daughter Sienna, so we imagine Father's Day was the perfect excuse to spend quality time together as a family of three. Millie shared a sweet snap on Instagram, writing: "The best thing about having you as my husband, is that our daughter has you as her Daddy. Happy first Father’s Day @hugotaylorlondon."

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Fearne Cotton's husband

Fearne Cotton shared a sweet family photo to celebrate her husband Jesse on Father's Day - and revealed he has a very unusual nickname! The photo showed Fearne and Jesse with their four children enjoying some time outside, but they made sure to maintain their kids' privacy by keeping their faces hidden from the camera. "And happy Father’s Day to @jessejameswood who at any one point has four people shouting ‘DAD’ at him in varying tones. Known to the older two as ‘Jeff Vegano’ you’re never short of dad jokes and one-liners that warrant many an eye roll. We love you to the moon," Fearne wrote. 

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Lorraine Kelly's dad

It was a very emotional day for Lorraine Kelly, who couldn't spend the day with her dad as he is ill in hospital. Next to a baby photo of herself in her dad's arms, the Scottish TV presenter wrote: "Happy Fathers Day to my dad. Just 18 years old in this photo. Grafted all his days and now in being looked after in Hairmyres hospital. Thanks to all the staff there for taking care of him. Hopefully, he will be out soon and back home. Haven’t seen him and my mum since his birthday in early March. Like so many families forced apart by covid19."

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Alex Jones' dad

"Missing this Dad today! It’s the longest I haven’t seen my parents for ever!! I’m finding it tough now but hoping that a cup of tea and a cwtch is on the horizon very soon, but in the meantime, Happy Fathers Day to the best Dad (and Dats) in the West!" Alex Jones wrote next to a photo of her parents looking after one of her two children.

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Danny Dyer

How sweet was Dani Dyer's Father's Day message to her Eastenders actor dad Danny? The former Love Island star shared several throwback photos showing Danny holding his newborn daughter. "Happy Father’s Day to my @officialdannydyer hope you have a special day as special as you. So lucky to have someone as amazing as you in my life. One of the funniest people and so happy that we can make work so easy when it’s together. Love you xxx," she wrote.

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Marvin Humes

Marvin Humes is enjoying his last Father's Day as a dad-of-two before the radio host and his wife Rochelle welcome their third child. To mark the occasion, Rochelle shared several adorable black-and-white photos of the doting dad with their two daughters Alaia-Mai, seven, and Valentina, three.

"Happy Fathers Day to the man we got SO lucky to call our own. Watching you be and grow as a Dad is something so special to me..it’s the most natural thing in the world to you and you put it before anything else. You are the Dad that others look at and wish you were theirs. Growing up I longed for one like you...You are the best, you deserve the best and you will ALWAYS be their number 1. With a new little one on the way I’m so blessed I get to watch you do it all over again. Love you endlessly," the caption read.

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Brooke Vincent's partner

Coronation Street actress Brooke Vincent showered her partner Kean with love, sharing several video clips of the dad with their son Mexx, who they welcomed in October 2019. "Happy First Fathers Day Daddy! My favourite person in the world without a doubt. Also my favourite person to sit and try to wake up each morning. Thank you for absolutely everything you do for me! You truly are the best. Thank you for loving our little boy the way you do! He’s forever looking up to you and if he becomes half the person you are I will be more than happy," Brooke wrote in the caption.

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