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REVEALED: The Coolest Dads In The Nation

There’s no one quite like dad. He’s the 24/7 taxi man, the king of bad (or dad) jokes, the man with a fashion sense you wouldn’t want to copy, a DIY whizz, the best hugger and so much more. For Father’s Day this year, we wanted to find out what gives dads their ‘cool’ status as well as the traits that make them ‘uncool’, as voted by the nation.

When asked what makes a dad cool, being honest (39%), being themselves (38%) and being dependable (37%) ranked highest on the list, followed by being a friend (37%) and being interested in their kids’ likes and hobbies (34%).

On the traits that take away points from dad’s cool factor, drunken antics (33%), dad dancing (27%) and telling ‘dad’ jokes (24%) were all mentioned, as well as dad having an unstylish wardrobe (17%) and showing baby pictures to friends (17%).

We also wanted to find out who the nation’s favourite celebrity dads are. Ex-footballer, tattoo enthusiast and overall superstar David Beckham topped the list with 19% of the vote. In second place is the ‘most electrifying man in sports entertainment’ and action hero, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson with 18% of the vote. British royal family member Prince William (15%) and everyone’s favourite chef with the fiery temper, Gordon Ramsay (15%) took third and fourth spot.  Actor and star of Luther, Idris Elba, completed the top five list.


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