27/05/2011 07:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Elton John And David Furnish Are First Gay Dads Nominated For Celebrity Dad Of The Year

Elton John and David Furnish are first gay couple to be nominated for Celebrity Dad of the Year PA

New dads Elton John and partner, David Furnish, have become the first gay couple to be shortlisted for the coverted Celebrity Dad of the Year award.

The couple welcomed baby Zachary last year with the help of a surrogate mum, and are two of the 15 famous fathers nominated for Premier Inn's Celebrity Dad of the Year 2011.

The pair are up against fellow new dads, James Corden and Kevin Pietersen, and old hats, David Beckham and dad of eight, Rod Stewart.

Peter Andre, dad to Junior, five, and Princess, three - his children with Katie Price - is hoping to hang on to his crown after winning the title last year.

The full list of nominated celebrity dads are:

1. David Furnish
2. Elton John
3. Wayne Rooney
4. David Beckham
5. Jeff Brazier
6. Gary Barlow
7. Kevin Pietersen
8. Rod Stewart
9. Frank Lampard
10. James Corden
11. Kris Smith
12. Michael McIntyre
13. Gavin Henson
14. Peter Andre
15. Jonathan Ross

You can vote for your favourite at by 12th June 2011, and the winner will be crowned just in time for Father's Day.

If these real life famous fathers don't get your vote, check out our favourite on screen dads from the big, and small, screen.