LONDON, May 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Brown and David Cameron have fought it out on the political platform to be Prime Minister now they fight it out for the coveted title in what is arguably the tougher job, being a parent.
Brown has handed over the keys of No.10 to focus time on his family, committing to 'the most important job' as doting dad. But can Brown beat Cameron to the top spot in 'home affairs' to be crowned Bounty Celebrity Dad of the Year?
The political nominees are joined on the publicly nominated shortlist by 13 other high-profile dads. The line up includes singing sensation Gary Barlow who goes head-to-head with TV personalities Jeff Brazier, Jamie Oliver and Ben Shephard.
Some badly behaving dads still made the shortlist with appearances from Vernon Kay and Mark Owen, however Gordon Ramsey doesn't cut the mustard.
While Peter Andre makes the list, a notable omission is Katie Price's new beau Alex Reid. Though often pictured as doting step-dad, the public have yet to be won over. A year on from their very public divorce, this is surely another win for Team Andre who is a clear winner of the public's hearts.
This summer it's not just the World Cup trophy fellow footballers Wayne Rooney, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard want to be lifting, as all three make Bounty Celebrity Dad of the Year shortlist.
The dads in line for the top spot are (in no particular order): 1) Ronan Keating 2) Peter Andre 3) Mark Owen 4) Vernon Kay 5) Jeff Brazier 6) Ryan Thomas 7) Gordon Brown 8) David Cameron 9) Frank Lampard 10) Wayne Rooney 11) Steven Gerrard 12) Jamie Oliver 13) Gavin Henson 14) Gary Barlow 15) Ben Shephard
The official Bounty Celebrity Dad of the Year award aims to reward the celebrity dad who has impressed the nation by balancing a hectic public life with the demands of parenting.
Votes can be registered at http://www.bounty.com/dad for who they would most like to see crowned with the coveted title in time for Father's Day (Sunday, 17 June).
Britain has until midnight on 12th June to vote for its celebrity dad from the shortlisted top 15 by registering nominations at http://www.bounty.com/dad with the winner presented with their award at an exclusive presentation ceremony in London on 17th June.
Bounty (http://www.bounty.com) is the UK's favourite parenting club, providing information, support and products for young families throughout the four key-life stages: pre-birth, birth, toddlers and pre-school.
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