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Closer’s Dad Of The Year Awards 2016: The winners

You voted for your favourite celebrity, blogger and real-life dads in Closer’s Dad Of The Year Awards 2016, and we can now announce the winner

A dad’s work is never, ever done – and here at Closer we believe these amazing men should be recognised for their hard work!

Which is why we wanted to reward some seriously hard-working, dedicated and inspirational dads – and we needed your help to do it.

For Closer’s Dad Of The Year Awards 2016, we shortlisted a list of celebrities, bloggers and real-life dads for you to choose from.

They come from all walks of life, and each have very different stories; but one thing they have in common is the love and devotion they show to their children.

You voted for each category, and now we’re excited to announce the winners.

Drum roll, please!

Closer’s Dad Of The Year Awards 2016: The winners

Closer’s Celebrity Dad Of The Year Awards 2016

The winner: Duncan James

"I just want to say how thankful I am for all the votes and that I'm touched to be Closer's Celebrity Dad Of The Year.

"It's been a wonderfully uplifting tonic for me after what's been a really tough few weeks health wise, and I know my little girl Tianie will be proud I've won this!"

Runners up:

  • Jon Tapper
  • James Bye
  • Sid Siddiqui
  • Jeff Brazier
  • Alan Halsall
  • Tom Fletcher
  • Ayden Callaghan

Find out more about these amazing dads here.

Closer's Blogger Dad Of The Year Awards 2016

The winner: Xploding Unicorn

"I'm honoured tht thousands of people voted for me.

"I'd like to thank each and every one of them for their poor judgement."

Runners Up:

  • Man vs Pink
  • Diary Of The Dad
  • The Dadventurer
  • Lunchbox Dad
  • Skint Dad
  • The Dad Network

Find out more about these amazing dads here.

Closer's Inspirational Dad Of The Year Awards 2016

The winner: Richard Williams

"Wow! I didn't expect to win this when Steph told me she had entered me!

"I just want to thank Steph for all her hard work with Jack and Katie and how she has helped me and my kids over this last year. I also want to thank my mum and dad and my brother Simon and his wife Gemma for all their hard work, helping me and the kids get through this difficult last year; especially my mum who deserves Mum of the Year and Grandma of the Year! She's definitely been my rock and truly is one in a million. And a thank you to my wife Lisa's family for all of their help and support too."

Runners up:

  • Leighton Tucker
  • Sean Langley
  • Barrie Nixon
  • Jim Harrison
  • Sid Freeman
  • Nigel Jones

Find out more about these amazing dads here.

Congratulations to all of our Dad Of The Year Awards 2016 winners, and to all of the runners up to.

Everyone was a deserving winner.

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