Peter Andre has been named celebrity dad of the year – for the second consecutive time.

The singer and reality TV star beat figures such as Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish, the first gay parents to be shortlisted for the award.

The Premier Inn 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”, according to organisers.

Peter, 38, said: “This means a huge amount to me as being a dad is my most important role.

“This feels so great. It was an honour to win last year but to still have the public’s support and best wishes is a tremendous feeling.”

He accepted the publicly-voted award at a Premier Inn in Kensington, west London.

The star of ITV2’s Peter Andre: The Next Chapter is father to Junior and Princess from his marriage to Katie Price, and stepfather to her son Harvey.

Claire Haigh of Premier Inn said: “His attitude towards work, spending quality time with his kids, and his likeability factor has clearly struck a chord with the voters.”

Also up for the prize were Jonathan Ross and Michael McIntyre.